Category: Community-Based Research

CBRC Summit 2024: Call for Proposals

From CBRC Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for Summit 2024, taking place on November 21st and 22nd in Vancouver, BC. Each year, CBRC brings together diverse voices, impactful research, and innovative strategies to improve health outcomes for 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities. Whether your work is in community health… Read more »

via HIV Justice Network [Last] week saw the publication of a powerful and important new book, Criminalized Lives. Based on 24 interviews conducted across Canada over two years with 16 people who were criminally accused of not disclosing their HIV-positive status, author Alexander McClelland details the many complexities of disclosure, and the violence that results… Read more »

As part of our seven-step cycle in the Organizational Stigma Assessment Cycle project (OSAC), the input of people with lived and living experience (PWLLE) is essential as we learn how people experience stigma at organizations where they receive support and services. We held focus group conversations with service users and staff at pilot partner organizations…. Read more »

Harm Reduction for GBT2Q People who Use Drugs

via HIV Legal Network Stigma kills. From experience, 2SLGBTQ+ people know this. And people who use drugs know this. The use of both legal and criminalized substances plays a significant role in the lives of many people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. This role can be both positive and negative. As Pride season kicks off across… Read more »

  Via CBRC This is an invitation to people living with HIV in British Columbia who are interested in informing the delivery of long-acting HIV treatment in Canada.   About Long-Acting HIV treatment HIV treatment has evolved a lot since the mid-1990s. Recently developed long-acting HIV treatment options can help improve the quality of life… Read more »

PAN and PLDI at CAHR 2024

  Each year, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) hosts a conference for Canada’s research community to gather, network, present, and learn about the latest advances in the field. The 33rd annual conference took place in London, Ontario from April 25 to 28 with over 600 participants meeting face-to-face in person to connect with… Read more »

OSAC update: Exploring paths for change

Challenging stigma is embedded in the work of PAN members as they provide services to people who are living with HIV, hep C, substance use, and mental health challenges. PAN members guide and support people through visits to doctors, mental health workers, Emergency Departments, pharmacists, settlement and housing services, and so much more. They know… Read more »

You are invited to participate in a study entitled The Role of Self-Acceptance in Mental Health Outcomes Among Gender-Diverse Individuals. Josephine Deschamps is conducting research under Dr. John Sherry’s direction through the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Why is this research being done? This research project is being conducted with the purpose of better… Read more »

Substance Use News March 2024

Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis and harm reduction. To get the latest toxic drug safety alerts, visit Info for People Who Use Substances page from Toward the Heart. Subscribe to our newsletter for information weekly- scroll… Read more »

Dealing with stigma and its negative impacts on people living with HIV continues to be an important topic of discussion in the PAN network and beyond. Where prioritization could shift in reducing the effects of stigma, however, is to focus on the strengths of people living with HIV. Evidence from the qualitative study, “People with Lived… Read more »