Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Job posting: Canada Pavilion Community Consultant

We acknowledge the short turnaround for application; we can’t control timing of submissions for site.  Position Title: Community Consultant, Canada Pavilion Reporting to: Program Manager, Canada Pavilion Location: Virtual, some travel to Montreal may be required (travel costs covered) Level of Effort: This is a temporary, part-time consultancy Contract: Approx. 60-75 hours from May to… Read more »

Jean-François Pagé Clerk of the Committee Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street House of Commons Ottawa ON K1A 0A6 Canada   May 6th, 2022   Dear Jean-François Pagé, Please find our submission to your Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. With Bill C-5 being referred to your committee… Read more »

Substance Use News, April 2022

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… Read more »

Webinar: Integration of mental health and HIV interventions

Global launch of the new UNAIDS-WHO publication Date: Monday May 2, 2022 Time: 5 AM Pacific time Organizers: UNAIDS and WHO Zoom link for the day of meeting- this isn’t a registration link: Meeting ID: 867 4061 5742 Passcode: 333609 Interpretation: English, French, Spanish, Russian Objectives of webinar: To draw attention to the interlinked… Read more »

Over the past 2 years CAAN has been working with researchers, people with lived experience and indigenous organizations to develop resources for indigenous serving agencies and indigenous peoples living with HIV, Hep C and STBBI’s. Some of these resources can be found on the CAAN Promising Practices site. In an effort to ensure these resources… Read more »

ICASO Survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

  Via ICASO : Please share this survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) to people and networks as widely as possible. Thank you for taking part in this global investigation of what drives Undetectable=Untransmissible (U=U). ICASO recently surveyed over 50 community leaders in 16 different countries to ask what people living with HIV need to… Read more »

The NGO delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has released a joint statement: Call to Action from the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation and international civil society and community organizations on the war in Ukraine and its impacts on people living with HIV and key populations Excerpt: “On February 24, the Russian Federation started an unprovoked war… Read more »

  April 14 is the 6th anniversary of the Public Health Emergency of overdose and overdose deaths in British Columbia. Yet again, the anniversary is coming on the heels of the deadliest year ever – in 2021 2224 people were lost to drug poisoning. In January of this year, 207 people died, the fourth consecutive… Read more »

PAN Letter to Parliamentary Secretary Niki Sharma

April 8, 2022 Niki Sharma, MLA Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Sent via email: [email protected]   Dear Parliamentary Secretary Sharma: On behalf of PAN, I write to thank and congratulate you on the creation of the historic $30 million Non-Profit Recovery and Resiliency Fund. Taken in combination… Read more »

The Interior Region Shelter and Supportive Operators Summit was initiated and organized by three services organizations: ASK Wellness Society (Kamloops), the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kamloops) and Penticton and District Society for Community Living (Penticton). Invitations were sent out across the Interior Health Authority Region resulting in 17 organizations agreeing to participate. The need for… Read more »

Webinar: Prison Health is Public Health

Date: April 12, 2022 Time: 9:30 AM Pacific Action Hepatitis Canada has released a new report: Prison Health is Public Health: The Right to Hepatitis C Prevention, Diagnosis, and Care in Canada’s Correctional Settings. People who are incarcerated (PWAI) are identified as a priority population for HCV care, as they are 40 times more likely… Read more »

BC Substance Use Conference

The 2022 BC Substance Use Conference is the fourth annual conference hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use. This conference brings together stakeholders from across the province to share clinical expertise, lived experiences, and the latest evidence relating to substance use. This two-day virtual conference will include presentations and panels on research, education, and… Read more »