Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Substance Use News, January 2023

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

Exploring the Language of Stigma Reduction

Introducing OSAC The PAN team is excited to be in the development phase of the Organizational Stigma Assessment Cycle Project (OSAC).  The push for this project came from community input over the past few years at the Stigma Reduction Deliberative Dialogue and Let’s Talk Stigma Reduction. Identifying steps for action at the events, participants said… Read more »

  Via Journal of Sexual Health Guest Editors: Christian Hui, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada Brent Allan, ASHM, Australia Bruce Richman, Prevention Access Campaign, USA Cedric Pulliam, Prevention Access Campaign, USA Mary Ann Torres, International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Canada Vuyiseka Dubula, Centre for Civil Society (University of KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa Jason Ong, London… Read more »

2023 First Nations Harm Reduction Grants Are Now Open

  Via First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) With the toxic drug crisis in British Columbia (BC) continuing to disproportionately impact First Nations people, it is crucial to support innovative, community-based and grassroots harm reduction initiatives to curtail the risk of overdose. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is committed to supporting community-driven, Nation-based initiatives that… Read more »

On January 19th, the HIV Legal Network released its newest brief “A gender-centred dialogue on alternative justice responses to HIV non-disclosure criminalization”. Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, the brief synthesizes and builds upon the roundtable we co-hosted with WHAI and CAAN in June 2022. The objective of the roundtable was to gather cross-sector… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Research Associate for HERE Study at BC CfE

  Peer Research Associate BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Population Health Hope to Health Engagement and Retention Evaluation (HERE) Study   Status:  This is a part-time (up to 15 hours/week) one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Job Start Date:  ASAP Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Location:  BC Centre for Excellence… Read more »

STBBI Stigma Workshop Facilitator Training

  Are you interested in expanding your skills to provide training on issues related to sexuality, substance use and stigma in the health and social service sector? Would you benefit from access to evidence-based resources and supports? The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Centre for Sexuality (C4S) are currently looking to engage a… Read more »

  Date: Friday January 27, 2023 Time: 6:30 AM Pacific time The International Coalition of Older People with HIV (iCOPe HIV) is pleased to invite you to join us for our inaugural  meeting.  This virtual interactive dialogue will provide participants with an introduction to the Glasgow Manifesto and its authors and endorsers, plus a brief… Read more »

AVI Board Member Recruitment

  Via PAN member AVI Health and Community Services: Board of Directors Recruitment  Are you looking for a meaningful place to volunteer? Would you like to use your lived experience, professional, or educational expertise to help shape the future of an organization? Then AVI Health and Community Services (AVI) is looking for you. AVI has… Read more »

Funding: Fierté Canada Pride Micro Grants

  via Fierté Canada Pride As part of their “Strengthening Relationships and Connections Between Rural Prides” project funded by WAGE, Fierté Canada Pride is opening applications for the first round of the 2023-2024 FCP Micro-Grants. There will be 2 rounds of applications and a total amount of $100,000 will be distributed through 2 streams to… Read more »

Updated: At the 24th International AIDS Conference in August, the Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced a new investment of $8 million in funding to make HIV test kits available through community-based organizations to the populations they serve. HIV self-test kits offer a safe, reliable, and confidential way for people to screen for HIV… Read more »

  January 12, 2023 Honourable David Lametti Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Sent via email: [email protected]   Dear Minister Lametti: On behalf of PAN and our members, we write to thank you for following through on the commitment made at the July 2022 International AIDS Conference, to undertake a public consultation on… Read more »