Webinars

KC_logo_finalKnowledgeConnect Webinar Series

We present webinars that help build skills and community connections. Sessions may offer insight into new and innovative approaches to work, new research that will contribute to shared community knowledge, advocacy issues, new community resources, or the social determinants of health that affect HIV and hepatitis C. Scroll through for upcoming webinars and past webinars ready to watch when you are.

Webinars cover the following areas of work and community development:  Advocacy, Policy, Public Health, Health Determinants, Professional Development, Research and Evaluation.

 


We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the Pacific AIDS Network. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Past Webinars

Creative, Inclusive, Rooted: Supporting Indigenous Youth with Yúusnewas

YouthCO has been working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and hepatitis C since 1994. YouthCO’s Yúusnewas program is an Indigenous peer-led program. Their work includes workshops on HIV, sexual health and harm reduction in urban and rural communities; Culture is Healing events by and for Indigenous youth in downtown Vancouver; First… Read more »

Options for Sexual Health: Partners for Impact

Options for Sexual Health provides BC communities with comprehensive sexual health services through clinics, education programs, and Sex Sense, their free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service. Michelle Fortin and Nicole Pasquino shared how their work can support PAN members in frontline services, as well as provide professional development for staff and volunteers…. Read more »

Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women

Molly Bannerman, the Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario presented a webinar about WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services to women. Working with coordinators in 15 sites, the WHAI uses a collective impact approach to identify key priorities overall and 3-4 priority… Read more »

Catch the News from CBRC Health Summit

Couldn’t make the Community Based Research Centre’s Health Summit? Share in the energy and change generated. The Community Based Research Centre’s Health Summit is a longstanding source for up-to-date research and community check-in on the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, queer (GBT2Q), and other men who have sex with men. Researchers from across Canada… Read more »

Project Inclusion: A Human Rights Approach to HIV, Hepatitis C and Overdose Prevention

Learn what your organization can do to act on the findings of  Project Inclusion, a human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention in BC. Pivot traveled to communities in BC to speak with people coping with poverty, homelessness, and substance use about how programs and policies affect their health. Pivot’s Darcie Bennett shares… Read more »

KnowledgeConnect Dialogue: Mobile Harm Reduction and the Stimulus Conference

We hosted a dialogue-based webinar with AIDS Vancouver Island’s Kim Toombs and Ivan Fletcher on October 17, 2018. Ivan works in mobile harm reduction and Kim is on the Overdose Outreach team. Ivan and Kim talked about lessons from their work and Kim sahred her experiences from the Stimulus conference on drugs, policy and practice, which took… Read more »

Understanding the Intersections of HIV and TB in Indigenous Communities

This webinar was presented by Jennifer Sammartino of the First Nations Health Authority, and Jannie Leung of the BC Centre for Disease Control on October 24, 2018. Health and cultural factors play roles in how to best support people facing HIV, TB, or both. Jennifer and Jannie talked about  the layers of HIV and TB… Read more »

PLDI Impact Evaluation Findings

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop and implement the evaluation. This is a new approach in our community, that was very rewarding and one that should be… Read more »

Stigma Reduction Training Tools and Resources

This webinar on STBBI-related stigma reduction as presented by Rachel MacLean of the the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in Ottawa and Becky Van Tassel from the the Centre for Sexuality in Calgary. They have been working in partnership to develop knowledge translation and training resources that support frontline service professionals in the provision of safer, more… Read more »

Hep C in BC Resources Project

This 15 minute presentation shares the results from a BC-based research survey to better understand the hepatitis C resource needs of people throughout BC. After viewing, please fill out the evaluation, as evaluation is an important part in creating interesting and relevant material. A prompt will appear at the end of the video. Thank you for… Read more »

Drug Substitution Therapies and Community Health

  The overdose crisis continues in BC, a public health crisis that continues to unfold. Meet two people at the front lines of this epidemic: Dr. Christy Sutherland and Wendy Stevens.  In this webinar from February 2018, they presented information on treatment options and had a great discussion about the importance of  wraparound care and… Read more »

GetCheckedOnline: STI Testing Made Easy

  GetCheckedOnline.com is an easy way to test for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in British Columbia, Canada. In a few steps, you ​can print a lab form, then go to a participating LifeLabs site to give your samples and get your results online or over the phone. GetCheckedOnline is operated by the BC Centre… Read more »