Category: Conferences and Events

                                  Youth and Harm Reduction Webinar: A Canadian perspective  Tuesday July 26th at 1:00 pm EST The Canadian AIDS Society and our partners, is pleased to inviteyou to a webinar session looking at current youth specific harm reductionprograms and guidelines being used in different Canadian communities. The paneldiscussion will highlight the innovations… Read more »

Positive Outlook Workshop

Along with their partners, the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation is putting on a workshop entitled "Positive Outlook – Strengthening depressed clients with HIV and other episodic disabilities" in Vancouver on September 21st & 22nd. <!–[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt… Read more »

MEDITATE FOR LIFE ~ An Experience in Practicing Compassion & Cultivating Peace of Mind ~ Sunday, September 18th, 2011 in VanDusen Botanical Garden A one-day mindfulness/vipassana retreat blending sitting, walking, forgiveness and lovingkindness meditation, in the serenity and silence of VanDusen Botanical Garden.  All proceeds benefit the Vancouver Friends For Life Society, which provides complimentary meditation and other holistic… Read more »

“LAND OF THE CEDAR: TWO-SPIRITS, ONE CIRCLE” 23RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TWO-SPIRIT GATHERING JULY 27, 28, 29, & 30TH, 2011 LOCATION: GAMBIER ISLAND, BC HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL TWO-SPIRIT GATHERING The hosting of the 1st Annual International Two Spirit Gatherings began in 1988, in Minnesota, when a local group of Native American gay and lesbian community… Read more »

Positive Women’s Network Presents: SpringBoard 2011

Please join PWN for the annual SpringBoard conference on April 28 from 4-8 pm. This year’s plenary will focus on Aging Gracefully with HIV, presented by Dr Neora Pick.  Afternoon sessions include Activism in BC Aboriginal communities, Social Networking for Personal and Professional Use, and Stress and Home/Work. Registration is free. Please see HERE for… Read more »

15th Annual BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Conference

Healing Our Spirit BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society 15th Annual BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Conference “Paddling the Waters of HIV&AIDS in the Direction of change” April 11 & 12, 2011 Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites 1763 Comox Street Vancouver, B.C. Everyone is welcome Limited scholarships are available HIV/AIDS Resource sharing Accepting Workshop Abstracts Cultural Sharing Aboriginal Person… Read more »

Skills Development Weekend for Positive Women

PWN is excited to announce an upcoming Skill Development Weekend for Women Living with HIV, FRIDAY, May 27th – SUNDAY, May 29th 2011 at Loon Lake. After 20 years of coordinating wellness retreats for HIV+ women in BC, Positive Women’s Network is excited to announce an upcoming skill development opportunity for its members. Please apply… Read more »

In conjunction with the 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2011) in Toronto, we will be hosting an event on April 13 and 14, 2011, to initiate the development of a comprehensive national research agenda for women, transwomen, girls and HIV/AIDS in Canada. The event will bring together diverse stakeholders including people who… Read more »

Renewing Our Response First Annual Provincial APHA Forum

  March 28 and 29, 2011 Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver This forum will be filled with valuable information, networking opportunities and much, much more. Please watch for an agenda coming soon. Scholarships are available for those travelling from outside the Lower Mainland.  Please encourage all Aboriginal members of your organizations to apply. Registration form downloads:… Read more »

Literacy Lives: Training Health Allies

  The Community Education Program at Simon Fraser University and our partners are developing Literacy Lives, a pilot program that focuses broadly on improving HIV health indicators in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In the Literacy Lives Certificate in Community Capacity Building, learners will deepen skills, knowledge and practice as community leaders in creating healthy community. Their… Read more »

Online Certificate in Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is an internationally recognized means of redressing the harms associated with the use and distribution of illicit and licit drugs. It helps people to reach higher levels of health, functionality, self-efficacy and social membership, and also helps end suffering and save lives. On its most basic, on-the-street level, harm reduction is about providing… Read more »