Category: CBR Musings

HIV Self-Testing Approved in Canada!

Exciting news! Health Canada has provided final approval of Canada’s first HIV self-test on November 3, 2020. You can read key messages related to this announcement from REACH Nexus here.   This announcement marks a critical step to ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. HIV self-testing is expected to provide greater access to testing as Canadians will now be able to self-administer the HIV test on their own and where they feel most comfortable. This is… Read more »

A new resource from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), developed by Harlan Pruden (who is nēhiyo/First Nations Cree and works as an Educator with the Chee Mamuk Program at BCCDC) and Travis Salway (who is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University), provides an introduction to Two-Spirit. This resource is… Read more »

  The People with Lived Experiences’ Strengths in the Face of Stigma project (linked to the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index project) is looking for two community members from British Columbia to join the research team as Peer Research Associates. Are you someone with lived and living experience of HIV? Are you passionate… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Evaluation

The Year in Review   This has been a year of growth for our evaluation work at PAN and the department continues to be very active on a number of evaluation programs, projects and fee-for-service contracts.   The CIHR Centre for REACH (REACH Nexus) One of the biggest changes over the last year has been… Read more »

The Year in Review: Message from PAN Leadership

Rising to the challenges of our times J. Evin Jones, Executive Director and Board Co-Chairs, Katrina Jensen and Patrick McDougall   Dear Friends, Since the time of last year’s annual report, while PAN and our member organizations have realized many successes, it has been an incredibly challenging year. The overdose crisis is worse than ever… Read more »

Complete the COVID-19 Edition of Sex Now Survey

A new special COVID-19 edition of Community Based Research Centre (CBRC)’s annual Sex Now survey is now open! (Learn more about the annual Sex Now survey here). This online survey, open to gay, bi, queer and trans men, and Two Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q), explores experiences around the “health and well-being of gay, bi,… Read more »

Update: Thank you for your interest in the People with Lived Experiences’ Strengths in the Face of Stigma study. Please note that we have closed recruitment for this study and are no longer accepting new participants. New study on strengths and resilience of people living with HIV in BC is looking for participants! Are you… Read more »

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

It is estimated that 14% of Canadians living with HIV (or approximately 9,000 people) do not know that they are HIV-positive. According to the CATIE report (2019), 71% of key players working in testing think that HIV self-testing is an important approach to reach the undiagnosed. Now is an important and critical time here in… Read more »