Category: Community News

YouthCO’s Yúusnewas Program Video Launch

  From Kayla Mitchell at YouthCO As you are aware, Yúusnewas empowers youth to be leaders in our communities. At our youth retreat ‘First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies’, we gave youth the tools to produce films that create meaningful change. At First Directions this year, youth created three heart-felt short films focused on decolonizing our… Read more »

Notice for Positive Women’s Network Members

  Positive Women’s Network has requested this information be shared to reach PWN members. If women connected to your organization may be PWN members, please share this news.    PWN is closing but we wish for your voices to be heard within the community. We want to know what kinds of services or programs you’d like… Read more »

Penticton Event: STI and HIV Testing For Men

Here’s a heads up for PAN members and communities that work with men in and around the Penticton area: the Men’s Health Initiative, a project of Living Positive Resource Centre, will be offering STI and HIV testing on Thursday June 22. PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all… Read more »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network Launches Help4Hep BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is thrilled to introduce our brand new hep C helpline – Help4HepBC!  Launched May 15, Help4Hep BC is a peer-to-peer helpline where peer navigators work with callers – people living with hep C, family, friends, health care providers, counsellors and other supports – to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on…. Read more »

Remembering Dr. Mark Wainberg

It was with heavy hearts that we learned of the accidental death of Dr. Mark Wainberg, a passionate leader in HIV research and education. Wainberg was the Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.  He was also one of the founding members of the… Read more »

Staff Welcomes and Changes

The beginning of a new fiscal year often brings shifts in staffing as some projects are completed or move into different phases — while other new programs and projects begin. We are happy to announce changes to our team, welcoming some new faces while others turn their talents and energies to different challenges. We also… Read more »

Announcement from Positive Women’s Network

Like many HIV and hepatitis C service agencies across the country, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) has been affected by a changing landscape of service delivery models and funding. In December 2016, the PWN Board of Directors announced that it would be pausing services to reflect on the possibility of a way forward given these shifts…. Read more »