Upcoming Trainings

Positive Leadership Development Institute – Core Training October 2017





Dates: October 19 – 22, 2017
Location: Silver Star Mountain Resort, Vernon BC

We’re very excited to announce that PAN is hosting its 2nd Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) – Core Leadership Training outside of the Lower Mainland in BC on Oct 19 – 22, 2017.

The Core Leadership Training has proven to be a great success in BC, with 176 people successfully completing Core Leadership Training. The training is truly helping PLHIV to realize their individual leadership potential and helping to strengthen a network of PLHIV leaders in British Columbia.

Learn more about this leadership opportunity


2017 Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM

Dates: October 25-26, 2017
Location: Vancouver Airport Marriott, Richmond BC.

The PAN team is excitedly planning the program for this year’s fall conference (October 25 and 26, 2017). We will be connecting with member organizations to solicit their thoughts on emerging and important issues in the sector that will help us shape various aspects of the program, so keep your eyes and ears open for follow-up.
Registration information, along with a draft schedule of events, will be released soon. We look forward to seeing you all in October.

Please see conference page for details and updates.


Positive Leadership Development Institute- Communication Skills Training November 2017

Dates: November 24 – 26, 2017
Location: Vancouver Airport Marriott, Richmond BC.

PAN is very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Positive Leadership Development (PLDI) Communication Skills Training on November 24 – 26, 2017 at the Vancouver Airport Marriott in Richmond. This training is only open to graduates of the Core Leadership Training (formerly known as “Level I”).

Please visit training information page for full details and application information.


Workforce Development and Skills Training Events 

Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous People of BC

In partnership with FNHA, CATIE, Vancouver Coastal Health, Chee Mamuk/BCCDC and YouthCo, these professional development opportunities give participants skills and cultural competence in a variety of topics. The next Forum will be February 21-22, 2918. Due to limited budget, this event is invite-only. If you haven’t received an invite, yet feel the Educators’ Forum would be valuable for your work, please contact Stacy Leblanc.

For more information on this event, please contact Stacy Leblanc, PAN’s Director of Program Development, at [email protected] or 604.968.3160.


Regional Training

Dates: November 21-22
Location: Kelowna, BC

We are excited to shift to regionally focused training in partnership with the regional health authority and local community-based member organizations to develop regional-specific skills training.

We look forward to working with the Interior Health Authority for our 2017 training November 21-22 in Kelowna. Please see conference information page.

For more information, please contact Stacy Leblanc, PAN’s Director of Program development, at [email protected] or 604.968.3160.


KnowledgeConnect Webinar Series

Our KnowledgeConnect webinar series provides ongoing training and information to strengthen organizations and mentor community leaders all over BC. Webinars fall under one (or more) of the these categories:

Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Health Determinants

Professional Development

Research and Evaluation

Schedule and archives can be viewed on the Webinars page.



Positive Leadership Development Institute Bored? Get on Board! Training

PAN will be hosting a Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) organizational governance training, Bored? Get on Board! Training some time in the future. This training is only open to graduates of the Core Leadership Training. Check back for information.

If you have questions about the PLDI, please contact [email protected]

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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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