Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has released several new pieces that may be of interest to PAN members. If you aren’t aware of the publications or work of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, I highly recommend a visit to their site. The people at the Network do great human rights-based work that reaches across advocacy, research,… Read more »

Our colleagues at CATIE have distributed the following information to remind organizations of resources available for World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28, 2017. Whether you are already engaged in hepatitis C work or if you are looking to build your capacity in this area, CATIE has resources to help you… Read more »

Substance Use News: June

“Every 4 minutes 1 person who injects drugs becomes infected with HIV.” This statement comes from a newly released policy report from UNAIDS on Harm Reduction. It examines the public health implications of drug policy worldwide and highlights other health issues faced by people who use drugs (PWUD), including a high incidence of hepatitis C… Read more »

  The 2017-2018 call for proposals under the Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples: Programs and services funding stream is now open. About the call As part of the new Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples  program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is launching a call for proposals for projects that will support organizations delivering a… Read more »

  “I would like to acknowledge that PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.”   Within the past couple of months, PAN staff decided to add the territorial acknowledgement above to our email signatures. Although it may seem like a small thing, deciding on… Read more »

Health Canada is inviting letters of interest for community groups interested in funding to “strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada.” The summary of Health Canada information appears below; please follow links for complete details.     Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to… Read more »

Surveying the Community Response to Overdose

  As is sadly evident, the overdose crisis is still going strong. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) is looking for input from people working in community-based organizations that are responding to the overdose crisis. They have developed a short survey to gather information from community based organizations that are experiencing the impact of overdose.  … Read more »

Thoughts from BC Addiction Research Day

The Hurlburt auditorium at St. Paul’s Hospital was packed for BC Addiction Research Day on May 31. Familiar themes were present throughout the day: fentanyl’s hold on BC and stigma’s challenge in providing care. Dr. Mark Lysyshyn began with a keynote followed by oral and poster presentations throughout the day.   Fentanyl Changes the Curve… Read more »

PAN received this notice this morning through several channels  Dear Non-Profit Leaders: The City is actively seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of the overdose crisis across the City. Through community consultation and data monitoring, City staff have identified five priority needs for investment: 1. Innovative anti-stigma programs 2…. Read more »