Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

  The Cocaine, Meth and Stimulant Summit is returning for its fifth year, November 2-4, 2022. Submissions for abstracts are being accepted now through Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The annual Summit boasts 2-tracks that provide focused education for clinical and public health personnel as well as law enforcement and public safety officials. It is the… Read more »

Via Action Hepatitis Canada Action Hepatitis Canada is inviting you to join us, along with CanHepC, the Canadian HBV Network, and the Canadian Liver Foundation, as a signee to this letter to the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). We are requesting a re-evaluation of the CTFPHC’s 2017 hepatitis C screening guidelines and… Read more »

  CAAN and the Dr. Peter Centre will be hosting four National Dialogue sessions throughout January and February for a chance to gather to share perspectives and learnings on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the experiences of gender-based violence amongst Indigenous Women (inclusive of Trans-women, Two-Spirit, Femme/Feminine-identifying, Genderqueer, or Non-binary, 2SLGBTQ+) who are living… Read more »

New Year, New Logo, New Tagline

  As we move into 2022 we are excited to share our new logo and tagline: “Strengthening BC’s collective action on HIV, hepatitis C, and harm reduction.” Both logo and tagline honour our history, reflect the present, and lead us towards a hopeful future. We choose to now be known simply as ‘PAN’, rather than… Read more »

Nurses, Policymakers, Allied Health Professionals, and community members may now submit abstracts for the 2022 Conference of the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV Care, Co-hosted by PAN!   When: May 13-15, 2022 Where: Virtually Theme: Decolonize & Decriminalize   Abstracts and inquiries can be sent to [email protected] by February 15, 2022  

  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is happy to announce the launch of the Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections: Guides for Health Professionals. The Public Health Agency of Canada is replacing the Canadian Guideline on Sexually Transmitted infections (CGSTI) with a series of user-friendly guides that provide essential information and public health recommendations… Read more »

Substance Use News, December 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how to… Read more »

About the project Fraser Health is developing a plan to implement recommendations towards creating a gender inclusive climate for Transgender, Non-Binary, Two Spirit (TNB2S) patients, staff and volunteers within Fraser Health. Fraser Health is seeking TNB2S community members to join our Steering Committee. This is part of a patient-oriented research project funded by the BC… Read more »

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) online survey for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples is aimed at understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) prevention, testing, treatment, and harm reduction services. PHAC is collaborating with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and the… Read more »

Dear friends and colleagues, We are writing to provide you with an update on the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization’s consultation on reforming the Criminal Code to limit HIV criminalization. The consultation, which ran from August 23 – October 22, garnered over 200 online survey responses and over 100 participants in the live consultation… Read more »