Category: Community News

Positive Living North seeks a team player with healthy personal characteristics who is passionate about supporting our mandate to assist all people in gaining full access to the Determinants of Health. We seek a dynamic individual who can compassionately, comfortably and confidentially work in an environment that respects diversity and has the ability to deal… Read more »

Stop HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation Study Update

The Fall 2018 SHAPE Study update (Newsletter #4) has been released. SHAPE is a longitudinal cohort study, currently in the follow-up phase. The study aims to find out what affects individuals’ transitions through the HIV cascade of care. Recruitment for the SHAPE Study closed on August 31st, 2018. The study team was successful in enrolling… Read more »

End HIV Criminalization: Endorse the CCRHC’s call to the federal government. As the HIV community prepares to mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, the Government of Canada has yet to take concrete action to end what it has recognized as the overly broad use of the criminal law against people living with HIV. The… Read more »

2018/19 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant program is now accepting applications. Applications are available for the following funding streams: Crime Reduction and Crime Prevention Indigenous Healing and Rebuilding Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Program Capacity Addressing Violence Against Women: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Vulnerable Women in… Read more »

Submit Your Abstract for CAHR 2019

Abstract deadline updated December 21, 2018 Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019) Topics fall under CAHR’s four tracks: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Social Sciences. An additional oral abstract session will once again be offered with a focus on… Read more »

Join the Canadian Public Health Association for the webinar Experiences of fighting sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) related stigma in African newcomer communities. It will be presented by Simret Daniel and Babou Kinkumba from Sexuality Education Resource Centre. During this interactive webinar, gain insight on the stigma related to STBBIs experienced by African newcomer communities,… Read more »

Invite to AIDS Vancouver Island Annual General Meeting

All are invited to attend AVI’s Annual General Meeting.   Date: Wednesday November 28th Time: 5:00-7:30 PM Location: Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard Street, Victoria   This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Marilou Gagnon, RN, PhD, Associate Professor UVic School of Nursing. Dr. Gagnon founded the Coalition of Nurses for Supervised Injection Services, served on… Read more »

Job Posting: Executive Director, Ontario AIDS Network

Position title: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors through two Co-Chairs Positions supervised: 4 (Director, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario; Manager, Finance and Administration; Manager, Communications and Member Development; Manager, Positive Leadership Development Institute) Status: Full time Location: Toronto, Ontario Posting date: November 5th, 2018   About the Ontario AIDS Network The… Read more »

Glitz and Glam at Positive Living BC

Positive Living BC is hosting Glitz and Glam, a feel-good connection event for anyone who identifies as a female living with HIV. Date: Thursday, November 29th Time: 4- 7 PM Location: Positive Living BC, 1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver.   This event will include: food (of course!) cheesecake smoothie station smoking cessation info and tools​ smudging medicine pouches… Read more »

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network    Health Canada has launched a consultation on strengthening Canada’s approach to substance use issues. The purpose of this consultation is to ask Canadians for new and innovative ideas on how to further strengthen the federal government’s health-focused approach to substance use issues through the Canadian Drugs and Substances… Read more »

Call for Members of BC Community Advisory Board

Are you interested in making a positive change to how testing for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) is delivered in your community? Join our BC Community Advisory Board!   What is GetCheckedOnline (GCO)? GetCheckedOnline is an internet based STBBI testing service developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control. GCO allows you to… Read more »