Category: Community News

Over the past 2 years CAAN has been working with researchers, people with lived experience and indigenous organizations to develop resources for indigenous serving agencies and indigenous peoples living with HIV, Hep C and STBBI’s. Some of these resources can be found on the CAAN Promising Practices site. In an effort to ensure these resources… Read more »

ICASO Survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

  Via ICASO : Please share this survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) to people and networks as widely as possible. Thank you for taking part in this global investigation of what drives Undetectable=Untransmissible (U=U). ICASO recently surveyed over 50 community leaders in 16 different countries to ask what people living with HIV need to… Read more »

PAN joins CANAC to Decolonize and Decriminalize

  We are thrilled to be partnering with the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) in presenting their 30th conference, Decolonize and Decriminalize, which will be delivered virtually. PAN is providing pre-conference programming on May 13th: PAN Pre-conference day, Friday May 13:   8:45 AM Welcome and Opening – Valerie Nicholson 9:00 AM-10:30… Read more »

  Health Canada is pleased to announce that it is now accepting funding proposals for projects that address systemic anti-Indigenous racism and discrimination in Canada’s health systems, under the new Addressing Racism and Discrimination in Canada’s Health Systems Program. The Government of Canada recognizes that systemic racism, resulting from long-standing oppressive and discriminatory practices, remains… Read more »

The NGO delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has released a joint statement: Call to Action from the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation and international civil society and community organizations on the war in Ukraine and its impacts on people living with HIV and key populations Excerpt: “On February 24, the Russian Federation started an unprovoked war… Read more »

Date: April 20, 2022 Time: 10 AM Pacific time The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control presents hepatitis B and C Canadian surveillance data by sex, age, province, and territory from 2010 to 2019 and will provide an interpretation of this data in the context of relevant Canadian literature…. Read more »

  April 14 is the 6th anniversary of the Public Health Emergency of overdose and overdose deaths in British Columbia. Yet again, the anniversary is coming on the heels of the deadliest year ever – in 2021 2224 people were lost to drug poisoning. In January of this year, 207 people died, the fourth consecutive… Read more »

Presenters: Sally Maguet MPH, Sally McBride MPH Moderator: Madeline Gallard Date:  Friday, April 22nd, 2022 (Earth Day) – 11:30 AM -12:30 PM British Columbia saw the effects of climate change first hand in 2021 with heavy rains in the fall, wildfires and extreme heat in the summer. We will need to prepare and adapt our communities… Read more »

  Are you a community connector? Are you someone with lived experience of homelessness? Or have you dealt with the challenges of housing insecurity? Are you interested in the role that data and information about Indigenous homelessness have in providing culturally safe, quality and affordable services? The research team is looking for people who share… Read more »

PAN Letter to Parliamentary Secretary Niki Sharma

April 8, 2022 Niki Sharma, MLA Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Sent via email: [email protected]   Dear Parliamentary Secretary Sharma: On behalf of PAN, I write to thank and congratulate you on the creation of the historic $30 million Non-Profit Recovery and Resiliency Fund. Taken in combination… Read more »

Provincial Health Services Authority Funding Guidelines   Community-based organizations engaging in peer programming for HIV, HCV, mental health & substance use services (2022/23 – 2023/24) Total amount available: $835,000/year for 2 years   Engaging people with lived experience at various levels of programming, practice and policy is critical to strengthening the response to HIV, Hepatitis… Read more »