PAN’s World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week message


Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week (December 1-7) Resources and Events



PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with Indigenous Peoples in what is often referred to as British Columbia.



PAN works collaboratively with 40+ member organizations and people working in HIV, hepatitis C and harm reduction to build capacity and skills for stronger communities in British Columbia. We provide workplace training, leadership developmentcommunity-based research and evaluation initiatives, and support a collective impact network to reach all regions in the province. We consult with our members across the province to ensure we represent a BC-wide voice as we advocate for change in public perception and policies. Learn about about our legacy, logo and tagline.


We help organizations build stronger communities and leaders.
Responding to member needs, our work includes HIV, hepatitis C, mental health, substance use, and other health diagnoses. HIV was the push that  got our work started, and people with HIV have important roles in our past and present. We also address social issues such as safe housing, food security, and dynamics of poverty.


We value the meaningful involvement of people with lived experience.

We work with people with lived experience of HIV, hepatitis C, and substance use to build education, research and programs that centre the voices of lived experience in our community-based response.


Scroll  down to learn more about our values, our approaches, and the work we do in BC.


We greatly appreciate the vision of our supporters and their ongoing commitment to the work of the PAN.The views and content herein do not necessarily represent the views of PAN or our supporters.

Banner images: Joffre Lakes McKay Savage; Tod Mountain, Ruth Hartnup; Mountains, Murray Foubister; Kootenay River Near Floe Lake, Peter Burka; Sechelt Beach, Ken McMillan

“I think you struck an excellent balance between research and lived experience.” – training participant