Category: Community News

Job posting: Community-based Research Associate

Via the Canadian Public Health Association: Position: Community-based Research Associate Employment Status: Part-time Contract (10 hours/week for the period January 2024 – August 2025) Program: Canadian Public Health Association, National Programs Reports to:     Manager, Canadian Public Health Association Salary range: 36.88-$42.80 per hour plus 4% vacation pay (depending on past experience and qualifications) Location:  … Read more »

In the ever-evolving landscape of community services and dynamics, the Organizational Stigma Assessment (OSAC) Cycle project was created. With the goal to address the nuances of stigma from an intersectional approach, this project is a testament to the transformative power of community-driven initiatives. We are excited to announce the launch of the pilot phase of… Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment and HIV Prevention courses with CATIE

PAN is partnering with CATIE to bring our members and allies training to enrich their knowledge of hepatitis C and HIV. CATIE courses include weekly self-directed modules, collaborative discussion boards facilitated by a CATIE educator (Zoé Bordeleau-Cass), and an interactive online meeting with fellow students.   Hepatitis C Treatment, BC and the Yukon regional training… Read more »

  Via BC Ministry of Health, December 1, 2023   Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has issued the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week: “Today marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, along with the beginning of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week. On this day, we reaffirm our… Read more »

Substance Use News November 2023

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 information about alcohol harm reduction. Please check Info for People Who Use Substances to get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. New to this work? Visit… Read more »

World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Day message 2023

“Let communities lead” is the 2023 World AIDS Day theme and on December 1st, which is also the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week, we will have the opportunity to both reflect and create change. It’s a poignant day to remember all those important people who we have lost and to reflect on the valuable… Read more »

BC-CfE Per-SVR Newsletter

  Via BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Per-SVR is part of the development of Treatment as Prevention® for HCV strategy in British Columbia. Per-SVR (PrEseRvation of Sustained Virological Response) is a longitudinal cohort study following people who have been successfully treated for HCV using Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs). Clients are eligible if they are 19… Read more »

  via the HIV Legal Network HIV self-testing is a powerful tool, particularly if delivered through an approach that meets people where they are. Making self-tests available can promote uptake by offering people privacy, independence, and control as they decide when and where to take an HIV test. It can also be an opportunity to… Read more »

December 4, 2023 10 AM -11:30 AM Pacific time  This webinar is presented in partnership with the Urgent Public Health Need Sites (UPHNS) HUB Community of Practice.   Supervised consumption services (SCS) and overdose prevention sites (OPS) provide people who use drugs with new harm reduction supplies and a safe, supervised space to use their… Read more »

Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections (Webinar)

  SURE Webinar Series | Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections November 29th, 2023, 11 AM-12:30 PM Pacific time This Fall, the Subject Matter Health Research Lab released the third video in their series on reducing opioid related stigma, Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections. This video was developed to highlight the stigma that may be experienced… Read more »

Hepatitis B: Lessons from the CASL Single Topic Conference 2023

  This year, the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) hosted a single topic conference from September 29th to Oct 1st, bringing together a group of national and international experts in Hepatitis B research and practice in Calgary to discuss the Progress towards Hepatitis B elimination in Canada. Acute Hepatitis B is… Read more »

This year, for the third year in a row, Coalition PLUS is organizing International Testing Week, a time to encourage testing for HIV and other STBBIs and to draw attention to issues related to testing in our communities (access, barriers, practices etc). The week will be launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the collaboration of… Read more »