Webinar Category: Professional Development

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 »

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 »

Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

This dialogue-based webinar featured Andrea Medley in conversation with Janet Madsen of PAN. Andrea is one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different things. Hear about different… Read more »

Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility: CBRC Summit Round-Up

Interview ends at 35:50, followed by Q/A period. This webinar recapped highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Community Based Research Centre. In its 15th iteration in 2019, the theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility’ which meant that the Summit was dedicated to talking about what is and… Read more »

Making Connections for Cultural Safety and Humility

For groups that are non-Indigenous but work with Indigenous people, there may be some gaps in knowledge about how to best provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support. In this KnowledgeConnect dialogue the topic was how to advance cultural safety through humility, sensitivity, and skills development. Andrea Derban and Cherlyn Cortes of the First Nations Health… Read more »

Hepatitis C Schooling That Connects: Dialogue with Shelley Taylor of CATIE

World Hepatitis Day is honoured every year on July 28, and this year we presented a KnowledgeConnect dialogue webinar will focus on hepatitis C knowledge and skills that connect people across the country. Shelley Taylor, the Regional Health Education Coordinator with CATIE, shared what brought her to working in hepatitis C and what her work… Read more »

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 »