Webinar Category: KnowledgeConnect

Ensuring Supportive Services for Men in Sex Work

The next in our KnowledgeConnect webinar series focuses on men in sex work. They have particular needs and challenges, from access to health services, to safety considerations, and dealing with stigma. Health Initiative for Men (HIM) provides outreach education along with peer-centred programs. The HIM team will share their perspectives and best practices in creating… Read more »

Promoting access to hepatitis C care for youth who use drugs

Hepatitis C is highly treatable, and once a person begins treatment, they can be cured within a few months. Yet starting treatment isn’t as easy as that for many.  In this webinar, researcher Jessica Jacob shares findings from a study looking at how youth who use drugs experience hep C related healthcare access. Presenter Jessica… Read more »

Ancient Stone Medicine

This community gathering was not recorded, to respect the unique creativity of its shared time and space.  This past year has been hard, and ongoing stress is drawing a lot from us all. This special community gathering was to gain medicine from the ancient stone people. They have lived so long that they have experienced… Read more »

Build Your Trans-Friendly Services

“Gwen had a really beautiful way of helping people understand the diversity of transition and experience.” Working within HIV, hep C and harm reduction, you are likely used to working with folks of varied sexual identities, but might not be as experienced working with people along the gender continuum. We partnered with Gwen Haworth to… Read more »

Contextualizing COVID-19 – Key messages and current implications for frontline service providers

  Contextualizing COVID-19 – Key messages and current implications for frontline service providers working in HIV and hepatitis C covered the biomedical basics of COVID-19 and the implications of COVID-19 on communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C. Developed by CATIE and adapted for communities in BC, this on-demand recording has a a formal presentation… Read more »

Alcohol: Community Trends and Impact

#AlcoholHarmReductionPAN   We were pleased to work in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) on this day-long virtual event* featuring discussion on alcohol use patterns and harm reduction in British Columbia. Scroll to bottom for resources to read and download after viewing webinars.   “Alcohol and tobacco use contributed 89% of… Read more »

Highlights from Summit 2020: Resistance and Responsibility

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) produces Summit, an annual knowledge exchange and capacity building national conference on gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men’s (GBT2Q) health. This summary shares key highlights from the first-ever virtual Summit, which brought together service providers, researchers, activists, and community members from across Canada around the theme of Resistance and Responsibility…. Read more »

Safe Supply and The Role of Community in Saving Lives and Changing Systems: A Call to Action

Presentation ends at 1:03 followed by questions and comments. Keynote Session at AGM 2020 The overdose crisis continues to ravage our province, taking lives, devastating families and forever-changing communities. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse, greatly increasing the unnecessary loss of life and other harms. Now more than ever, there is a need for… Read more »

The Hepatitis C Leadership Project

The Hepatitis C Leadership Project is about modelling and developing the leadership skills and knowledge of people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from some members of the project’s advisory committee that is predominantly led by peers. They shared concepts & principles guiding the project, needs… Read more »

Hep C in Focus

Hep C in Focus was a special virtual event on July 16, 2020. It featured the presentations available on-demand below, as well as community networking in breaks. This collaboration of women with lived experience of hepatitis C, researchers, and the attendees who shared their day with us was a great experience. We look forward to bringing… Read more »

Fighting stigma and offering support for people who use meth

Crystal meth is a commonly used drug in BC, so HIV, hep C and harm reduction organizations and advocates may well work with people using meth. What do we need to know about crystal meth’s affects on health and spirit to best support people using it? This webinar looked at the use patterns for meth… Read more »

Journal of Indigenous HIV Research Call for Submissions

    This webinar provided information about the history of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) and its future, as the current call for submissions is for a Special Issue: Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The JIHR is a peer-reviewed journal, produced by the Aboriginal… Read more »