Category: Community-Based Research News

New Research and Evaluation Treehouse Resources

While research and evaluation are different, they share many similarities, especially when thinking about participatory methods. We think of research and evaluation like two different trees with different origins, intertwined in methods and analysis, that separate again in what they can tell you and how their information is shared. PAN’s Research and Evaluation department has… Read more »

As part of our ongoing Making it Work project, our team asked ourselves “what can allyship look like in the context of research?” We shared our thoughts and reflections in our commentary, Making Allyship Work: Allyship Perspectives in a Community-Based Research Study, published in the 11th edition of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (learn… Read more »

Decolonizing Methodologies: A Conversation

When thinking about research, we often approach it with the goal of doing it in a good way. This can lead us to thinking about decolonizing methodologies and how they can ground our work. In this coffee conversation, Sherri Pooyak of CAAN and Madeline Gallard of PAN chat about what decolonizing methodologies can look like,… Read more »

PAN has used participatory evaluation (PE) in many of its evaluations and learned  how this approach works in practice. We are excited to have a Practice Note in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation published, and we are happy to share some of our insights here with you. Participatory evaluation (PE) approach reflects the best… Read more »

Researcher’s Handbook

My name is Anita David. I have worked for over five years in the realm of community based research and engagement as an advisor, peer researcher, research co-lead, mentor and facilitator. I am also a Lived Experience Strategic Advisor with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services where I consult on various projects within the… Read more »

  The Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) wants to hear from you! Under the leadership of the new Scientific Director, Dr. Angela Kaida, IGH is embarking on a Listening Tour and national planning process to co-create a new strategic plan to guide our work together. Beginning in spring 2023, the IGH team will travel… Read more »

  Do you want to be a community researcher? Here is how! The Stigma Index Team at St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Urban Health Solutions is seeking three (3) highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals in British Columbia to fill a part-time, intermittent, 6-month service provider position of “Peer Research Associate” (PRA) in The Canadian People Living… Read more »

5 Questions with Samara Mascarenhas, MPH Practicum Student

Samara is currently in her second year of the Master of Public Health program at University of Waterloo, and will be completing her practicum with PAN during the winter term from January to March 2023. Samara has previously completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Mental Health from University of Toronto. What… Read more »

iCOPe HIV global stakeholder survey

  The International Coalition of Older People with HIV (iCOPe HIV) is currently conducting a global stakeholder survey and we invite you to participate! The information you provide will help iCOPe HIV better understand: The unmet needs of older people living with HIV globally; Your needs as providers of support and information for older people… Read more »

Survey of health and social service professionals in Canada

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and Centre for Sexuality (C4S) are inviting you to participate in a survey focused on how stigma related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) shows up in your workplace, as well as your perceptions regarding how your workplace is (or could be) addressing STBBI-related stigma. This survey is… Read more »

  From Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction:  The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Issues of Substance 2023 conference. [CCSA] acknowledges the principle that all voices should have a platform to share knowledge and experience. With this in mind, we welcome submissions for… 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 »