2018 Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM

The dates are yet to be determined for the 2018 Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM, but we are already discussing some what will be on the agenda – potential changes to PAN’s governance structure.

As part of the transition process required by the new Societies Act, PAN has a great opportunity to craft bylaws that reflect the mission that has led the work of PAN since 2013: We lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions. The PAN Board of Directors expanded PAN’s mission statement after an extensive consultation process with Executive Directors, stakeholders and PLHIV including PLDI graduates who had hands on experience with PAN and/or PAN programs, with the majority of member organizations in support.

The Board has always recognized that as a result of the 2013 update to the mandate, changes would be needed to PAN’s governance structures to ensure consistency with inclusion principles of GIPA/MIPA, the HCV Manifesto, and Nothing About Us Without Us. Additionally, it’s critical that Indigenous organizations have a designated voice, consistent with community respect and Truth and Reconciliation principles. As we approach the end of our current strategic plan, and as we make the transition to the new Societies Act, this is an opportune time.

In the coming months, we will look to the membership to provide input and guidance regarding the proposed governance changes. We will be sharing a monthly series of blog posts representing perspectives from across the network – staff, Governance Committee members, people living with HIV, and community members – to share their thoughts on these changes.

Thank you in advance for engaging with us over the coming months, and for your participation at the upcoming AGM! To help support this discussion, we have also created a gateway where people can ask questions and/or request to be contacted by a member of the PAN Governance Committee: [email protected] 

 

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HCV Manifesto

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  • The Research and Evaluation work at Pacific AIDS Network is funded through a partnership with the CIHR CBR Collaborative, a program of REACH 2.0.  REACH 2.0 is “a nation-wide, innovative, virtual laboratory for intervention research, participatory evaluation, and applied program science in HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections.” The PAN Research and… Read more »

  • “Community-based research is research that is conducted with and for, not on, members of a community.” (Kerry Strand. 2003. Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices, p. xxi) Community-based research (CBR) is a methodological practice that places community partnerships at the forefront. promote an interdisciplinary framework that recognizes the multiple social, economic, political and health… Read more »

  • PAN’s Community-Based Research (CBR) program facilitates and supports community-based research initiatives and partnerships to address HIV and HCV  in British Columbia and across Canada.  This program is possible thanks to our partnership with and funding from the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS. Through CBR  we work to help foster CBR in the province by linking… Read more »

  • One of the key pieces in our Training and Leadership program is the Positive Leadership  Development Institute (PLDI). The purpose of PLDI is to support people living with HIV/AIDS to realize their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life. PLDI features three modules to engage people at various stages of… Read more »

  • As part of our Training and Leadership program, webinar topics are  developed with community input gathered at our annual meeting with people from across BC, through our annual Members and Stakeholder Surveys, and by following public health trends and emerging issues. Our goal is to provide member organizations and the community information they can use… Read more »

  • PAN works to facilitate, support and grow participatory evaluation initiatives and associated partnerships that address HIV, HCV and and related issues in British Columbia and across Canada.  This work is made possible through our partnership with and funding from the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS. PAN works within a participatory and community-based evaluation framework: we work to build… Read more »

  • Each year our Fall Conference focuses on key issues in HIV and HCV work in order to educate, support and connect people working across BC. The annual meeting, Executive Directors’ Summit and People Living with HIV forum also identify and prioritize advocacy issues for PAN to address.  The 2017 event will be October 25 and… Read more »

  • The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) supports people who are living with HIV to realize their leadership potential and increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life. Developed in partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN), these learning modules have supported many people to go on to pursue paid and volunteer work with new… Read more »

  • Going on a weekend training with peers who have HIV can be life-changing. People arrive to meet other attendees and often feel nervous and uncertain about what to expect and how they will do. When the weekend program is finished, people  don’t want to leave. But what does happen when people leave? How does PLDI training… Read more »

  • The Positive Leadership Development Institute News blog covers information about the multi-module PLDI training as well as information about PLDI grads. Some have gone on to work in the HIV sector as researchers, educators, support workers, and more. Read stories on what it’s like to work in community-based research work from someone with lived experience; read… Read more »

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