Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN). PAN member groups (members) contribute to the vibrant community of HIV, hepatitis C and harm reduction services and support in British Columbia.
Members are eligible to take part in training events, conferences, gain research and evaluation knowledge and add their voices to provincial advocacy directions.
What kind organizations may apply for membership?
PAN’s bylaws outline how PAN functions, and Bylaw 5 describes organizations that can be accepted as members, the role of the Board, and the process:
Any British Columbia incorporated non-profit organization subscribing to the mission, purposes and bylaws of the society; having HIV, hepatitis C and/or related programming as part of their operations; and meeting such other criteria as may be adopted by the directors from time to time; may apply for membership in the society. The application will be assessed by the directors who will give a recommendation to the members, and, upon acceptance by ordinary resolution of the members, the applicant shall become a member.
If your organization fits under this Bylaw, please submit the PAN Membership Application form. It contains important information, the Board assessment criteria (policy) and application instructions. Please submit no less than 30 days before an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
If the Board endorses the application, it is passed on to the membership. All applications must be moved by an existing member agency at a PAN AGM, and must be accepted by majority vote of PAN’s membership.
If you have any questions about this membership application, please contact Simon Goff, PAN’s Executive Assistant, at [email protected].
Please note: PAN established one class of full, voting membership as of October 30, 2018. The former class of associate member no longer exists.