Category: Community News

Virtual – September 22-23 Each year, the Homelessness Services Association of BC’s provincial conference brings together over 200 homelessness service providers to engage in professional development and work collaboratively to develop promising practices. HSABC is committed to amplifying diverse perspectives from within the sector. This year’s conference program is centered around people with lived expertise… Read more »

  Via Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Job title: Executive Director Reports to: Governing Council The Opportunity: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition seeks a skilled organizational leader and advocate to lead our expanded team to meet this important moment in Canadian drug policy development. The Executive Director will bring insight and skills for strategic drug policy advocacy processes, organizational development and change leadership, fundraising,… Read more »

On International Overdose Awareness Day this year we’re shouting out to Moms Stop the Harm, a group that was started with love and fury and continues on with the same grace and grit. Moms Stop the Harm is urging everyone to support International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and has a list of suggestions. Wear and… Read more »

BC-CfE HIV Care Rounds presents: The Monkeypox 2022 Outbreak is declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  What are the implications?   Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Pacific time.   On completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to: Identify the presentation of Monkeypox (MPX) associated with the 2022… Read more »

In early April, the BC legislature empowered the Select Standing Committee on Health to examine the urgent and ongoing illicit drug toxicity and overdose crisis. This is a non-partisan, all party committee comprised of ten MLAs that have been tasked to come up with recommendations with respect to what reforms and initiatives the province and… Read more »

  Exploring Current Nutritional Programming and Resources Available to People Living with HIV/AIDs in Canada: Food NOW Project   Established in 2020, FoodNOW (Food to eNhance Our Wellness) is a provincially funded, dietitian-led, community-based, four-phased collaborative initiative based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Miꞌkmaꞌki (Nova Scotia [NS]). Led by Dr. Phillip Joy and Dr. Shannan Grant of… Read more »

  The Indigenous Health Equity self-paced course is a free online resource provided by the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) out of the University of Toronto. Recently, Edi Young, a Peer Research Associate with PAN’s Making it Work project, completed the online course and found “the education provided is bountiful.” Making it… Read more »

Substance Use News July 2022

Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis. Visit our Substance Use and Overdose Response page for more information on advocacy and resources.  Info for People Who Use Substances: get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay… Read more »

Via the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization   July 27, 2022 — Today, the Government of Canada announced new community consultations as Canada finally looks to reform the misguided law on HIV non-disclosure. The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) welcomes this announcement, which comes after several years of community advocacy. Advocates have long… Read more »

Via CCRHC After several months of community consultations, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has finalized its second Community Consensus Statement which calls on the Canadian government to change the Criminal Code to limit HIV criminalization. The CCRHC developed this new Statement to be a common set of demands for law reform by those… Read more »

Job opportunities at AVI Health & Community Services

If your dream has been to move to Vancouver Island, this may be the time!   AVI Community Health Services has openings in various communities right now: Courtenay, Victoria, Campbell River, Nanaimo. Visit AVI’s Careers page to see all current postings.   Contractor Position – Remote and in person on Vancouver Island: Staff Support Contractor (this posting… Read more »

Job posting: Community Based Research Training Manager

Position Type: Full-time, indefinite term Annual Salary: CAD 65,000 Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hour) Start Date: September 16, 2022 (flexible) Location: Remote within Canada Language: English Reports to: Research Director Application Deadline: August 12, 2022, 09:00 PM Pacific time Status: Open   Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core… Read more »