Capacity Building Events 2023


Thank you for attending one or more of PAN’s capacity building events over the last year. Your participation and engagement have been invaluable to us, and we are continuously looking to improve and adapt our programs to meet the needs of our community.

We offer this list of events so you may refer to it as you go through the annual follow-up evaluation survey. Your feedback will play an important role in measuring the longer-term impacts of the events and will help us understand how we can support future programming and training more effectively.


List of events from Capacity Building from January 2023 to December 2023



Virtual Event: Gender Construct and Continuum

  • Turning up the Outrage Machine with Dr. Gerald Walton
  • Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health and Wellness with Kyle Sam and Frank Cohn
  • Trans Connections in Rural Communities with Nicola Hare
  • Standing Up to Violence Against Women and Children with Sage Lacerte
  • Creating Community for Women Living with HIV Through Dance with Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez and Shelly Tognazzini
  • Powering Advocacy Utilizing Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Drag with Athanasius Sylliboy




  • STIBBI Savvy to Support Your Work with Venessa Ryan, Senior Practice Lead in Epidemiology for Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Hepatitis C Testing to Treatment Know-How with Sofia Bartlett, Senior Scientist in sexually transmitted infections and blood borne infections (STIBBI) at the BC Centre for Disease Control


Virtual Event: Walking Our Talk: Everyday Decolonizing

  • Decolonization for Our Work Within Communities with Dr. Shauneen Pete
  • Confronting White Fragility within Organizations with Nikki Sanchez



Virtual Event: Hep C Diversities

  • Micro-elimination of hep C with Kate Fish, Education Lead at BC Hepatitis Network
  • Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C with Dr. Sofia Bartlett, Senior Scientist in sexually transmitted infections and blood borne infections (STIBBI) at the BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Intricacies of living with hep C long term, a PWLLE panel, with Trey Helten, Douglas Laird, and Sofia Bartlett. Moderated by Kate Fish.




HPV Prevention, Care, and Research in 2SLGBTQ+ Individuals with Dr. Troy Grennan



Virtual Event: Community. Action. Change.

  • Making it Work with Sherri Pooyak and Edi Young
  • Employment and Training Practices for People with Lived and Living Experience with Anita David, Suwaida Farah and Monte Strong
  • Sustainable Involvement of People with Lived Experience with two women with long term peer support experience



Educators’ Roundtable 2023 – March 8th and 9th, 2023 – Vancouver

Capacity and Community Building Gathering – Oct 4th and 5th – Prince George




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