Category: Community News

CTAC Annual Meeting

Submitted by CTAC   Notice of Annual Meeting We are pleased to invite you to CTAC’s Annual Meeting (AM), which will be convened at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday September 27, 2018 via live interactive webcast. All Full Members and Supporters are welcome to attend. The AM will include reports from the Chair, Directors and… Read more »

Via the Smart Sex Resource, BC Centre for Disease Control       The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) is hosting an all-day webinar series on September 17th 2018. Topics will span each of CPS’s respective program areas including: Hepatitis Tuberculosis (TB) Harm Reduction Sexually transmitted infections (STI) Human immunodeficiency… Read more »

From Positive Living BC Heterosexual Male Peer Navigator (Part Time, On-going, contract) Date Posted: September 4, 2018 Closing Date: until position is filled Employment Type: Contract Part-Time (approximately 10 Hours/Week) Location(s): Outreach – Operating within the area covered under the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Employer: Positive Living Society of British Columbia Salary Range: $20.86/hr Send… Read more »

Improve Access to Naloxone in Prisons

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network   September 6, 2018 (excerpt): There is an opioid overdose crisis in Canada. In 2017, a record 3,987 people in Canada died of apparent opioid overdoses, an increase of nearly 34% from 2,978 in 2016. As in the community as a whole, an increasing number of prisoners are overdosing… Read more »

On May 1, 2018, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) released a funding opportunity dedicated to exploring innovative, provincial solutions with demonstrable impact to HIV and hepatitis C in British Columbia. The total amount available through this funding was $100,000 and could be awarded to one or a combination of community-based organizations. Applicants were asked… Read more »

Job Summary The UBC Learning Exchange is a learning hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) where members of the community and the University can exchange experience and expertise, creating a unique shared space for exploring ideas and opportunities, and building capacity for social change. As a non-traditional academic space, the Learning Exchange bridges conventional boundaries… Read more »

Job Summary: The ICM Harm Reduction Support Worker will work on a multidisciplinary team to provide a broad range of psychosocial and health-related supports to individuals in accordance with the Team’s goals and objective Grid Level: Grid 11, $23.19 /hour Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week – Sunday to Thursday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm Work Location: AVI Victoria, 713 Johnson… Read more »

Substance Use News: August

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports, policy… Read more »

First Known AIDS Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Submitted by Brian Chittock at AIDS Vancouver:   Please join us to participate in the Dedication Ceremony of the First Known AIDS Memorial in Devonian Harbour Park in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10 AM. We will begin with Elder Valerie Nicholson blessing the land. Bringing greetings from the Mayor and Council and… Read more »

‘Through Our Own Eyes’ Exhibit Opening

An exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women living with HIV. Join us for the opening of ‘Through Our Own Eyes,’ an exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women… Read more »