Webinar Category: KnowledgeConnect

Build Your Trans-Friendly Services

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 introduce you to Trans Care BC.  Gwen shared key terms and concepts, along with strategies for… 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 »

Outside In: An Initiative to Reach gbMSM at All Levels of ‘Outness’

This webinar shared information from the formative research informing the Outside In intervention at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) regarding the health and well-being of less-out GBT2Q. Our literature review and consultations with community members showed that compared to their more-out counterparts, less-out community members access HIV/STBBI testing services less frequently, are less familiar with… Read more »

CBRC Sex Now Survey

This webinar focused on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). Presenter Ben Klassen provided an overview of the survey’s history, questionnaire design and consultation process, and recruitment methods, using the in-person Sex Now 2018 survey (conducted at 15 LGBTQ2+… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

 Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment?  Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members Deb Schmitz and Daryl Luster  explain the road to treatment here in BC. They also… Read more »