Category: News

Updated: At the 24th International AIDS Conference in August, the Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced a new investment of $8 million in funding to make HIV test kits available through community-based organizations to the populations they serve. HIV self-test kits offer a safe, reliable, and confidential way for people to screen for HIV… Read more »

The work we do at PAN is collaborative and rooted in the issues identified by our member organizations. We begin with community-identified needs, followed by carefully considered data, and deliver results for community development, skills building and action. This process reflects three of our key values including accountability and stewardship, evidence-based action, and collaboration and… Read more »

  Last year, researchers at the University of British Columbia conducted a pilot study to determine the possible reasons for vaccine hesitancy among folks attending the AIDS Vancouver grocery program. Researchers now want to elaborate on this study and assess the level of hesitancy and its association with vaccine uptake among folks with HIV provincially…. Read more »

After hearing from numerous Indigenous communities, and also from Indigenous partners about the need resources to help individuals find ways to improve their mental health and well-being as a result of COVID-19 that has caused stress and loss for many people, the CV-19 Indigenous Knowledge Translation Working Group at the BC Centre for Disease Control has… Read more »

Hermione is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What sparked your interest in working in the HIV or hepatitis C community? I was diagnosed with HCV in 1993 while in hospital having a baby. It was a big shock at a vulnerable time, and they had very little information… Read more »

2022 AGM and Special Keynote Presentation

  PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM AGM Keynote (All welcome!) The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples Keynote presentation by Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN. Trevor will… Read more »

PAN-PLDI Core Leadership Training November 10-13, 2022

  Please share this leadership learning opportunity along to your PLW HIV clients / members and encourage at least One to apply. We are hoping to have representation from each agency from within the PAN membership- to celebrate our first “in-person” Core Training  being held in over two years!   Just one person can make a… Read more »

Fall 2022 PAN COVID update

  Last spring, we committed to providing our members and allies with an update in September on our workplace practices and policies, with a view to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  Here then is that update! Communicable Disease Prevention Plan Our communicable disease prevention plan, designed to reduce the risk of workplace transmission of COVID-19 and… Read more »

Job Posting: Evaluation Specialist

  Position: Evaluation Specialist Status: 0.747 FTE (28 hours per week) Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2022 with a possibility of an extension Remuneration: $55,000 – $62,500 based on experience and prorated to 0.747 FTE (28 hours/week) Location: Anywhere in the province Posting: Posting will remain active… Read more »

Position: Project Coordinator; Small Urban, Rural, and Remote (SURR) Harm Reduction Status: Part time – 9 hrs per week (0.24 FTE) Time Period: October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 (with possibility of extension) Remuneration: $9,450 ($52,500 annual salary prorated to 0.24 FTE) Location: Flexible, working virtually. Preferably located in a Small Urban, Rural or… Read more »

New PHAC Funding Announcement re: HIV test kits

  via PHAC Dear colleagues, As you may be aware, on August 1, 2022 at the 24th International AIDS Conference, the Honourable Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, announced a new investment of $8 million (link to announcement). This funding will make HIV test kits available through community-based organizations to the populations they serve. HIV self-test… Read more »

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 »