Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Substance Use News September 2022

  Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis. Visit our Substance Use and Harm Reduction page for more information on advocacy and resources.  Info for People Who Use Substances: get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay… Read more »

2022 AGM and Special Keynote Presentation

  PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM AGM Keynote (All welcome!) The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples Keynote presentation by Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN. Trevor will… Read more »

CPHA Focus Groups on Stigma Experiences

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and Centre for Sexuality (C4S) are looking for interested individuals to participate in a virtual focus group to provide input into training, education and tools that will be used by health and social service organizations across the country to make sexual health and harm reduction services more inclusive, respectful… Read more »

Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

The Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Initiative (CLCSI), the sister organization of the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative is a team of over 200 doctors and students working to raise awareness for lung cancer and lung cancer screening with the hopes of helping high-risk individuals get screened for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause… Read more »

  CGSHE Speaker Series presents Dr. Sofia Bartlett Date: Wednesday September 21 Time: 12 PM Pacific time via Zoom. Register   In this talk, Dr. Sofia Bartlett (she/her) will explore the evidence for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and linkage to care interventions in correctional centres, and discuss the need to provide person-centred, culturally… Read more »

Fall 2022 PAN COVID update

  Last spring, we committed to providing our members and allies with an update in September on our workplace practices and policies, with a view to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  Here then is that update! Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Our communicable disease prevention plan, designed to reduce the risk of workplace transmission of COVID-19 and… Read more »

HIV in Motion September Community of Practice Session

  You are invited to the upcoming HIV in Motion Community of Practice (CoP) Session “Poz Women Exercise!” which will be on Tuesday, September 13th from 9 AM to noon Pacific time.  The keynote speaker will be Nora Sahel-Gozin. She is a 2022 graduate from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the… Read more »

Substance Use News August 2022

Info for People Who Use Substances: get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis. Visit our Substance Use and Overdose Response page for more information… Read more »

New PHAC Funding Announcement re: HIV test kits

  via PHAC Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, on August 1, 2022 at the 24th International AIDS Conference, the Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced a new investment of $8 million (link to announcement). This funding will make HIV test kits available through community-based organizations to the populations they serve. HIV self-test… Read more »

  Via Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Job title: Executive Director Reports to: Governing Council The Opportunity: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition seeks a skilled organizational leader and advocate to lead our expanded team to meet this important moment in Canadian drug policy development. The Executive Director will bring insight and skills for strategic drug policy advocacy processes, organizational development and change leadership, fundraising,… Read more »

On International Overdose Awareness Day this year we’re shouting out to Moms Stop the Harm, a group that was started with love and fury and continues on with the same grace and grit. Moms Stop the Harm is urging everyone to support International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and has a list of suggestions. Wear and… Read more »