Category: News

New Research & Evaluation Treehouse Resources, November 2023

While research and evaluation are different, they share many similarities, especially when thinking about participatory methods. We think of research and evaluation like two different trees with different origins, intertwined in methods and analysis, that separate again in what they can tell you and how their information is shared. PAN’s Research and Evaluation department has… Read more »

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit was initially launched in 2019 as part of the Positive Living, Positive Homes community-based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and co-led by the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) and the University of Victoria. The toolkit illustrates and excellent example of applying research findings to practical knowledge sharing… Read more »

Qualitative Coding Resources

Qualitative data analysis is a fundamental component of the research process allowing you to draw valuable insights from data, especially when dealing with complex data sources like interviews, focus groups, observations, and open-ended responses. Contrary to quantitative data like survey results, it can be more difficult for research teams to recognize the main points or… Read more »

Indigenizing Survey Methods

  The Making it Work project is an Indigenous-focused, community-based research project that uses an Indigenized ‘realist evaluation’ approach. The study aimed to understand what works best for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or challenges with mental health or substance use, who are accessing community-based services. Realist Evaluation is designed to go beyond asking… Read more »

Balancing Rigor and Relevance in literature review

Development of Guiding Principles and Practices for People with Lived and Living Experience in Community Based Organizations. In the summer of 2023, the PSHA’s Collective Impact Network (CIN) identified the need to have a comprehensive document that serves as a tool and a guide for community-based organizations (CBOs) in BC to meaningfully engage people with… Read more »

The Basics of Community Based Research: Part 1

  Defining Community-based Research Being involved in social justice and health equity work can sometimes mean a lot of learning to build a solid base of knowledge. Having a basic understanding of community-based research is an important part of that knowledge base even for people who are non-researchers. Learning about community-based research helps build an… Read more »

  Position title: Office/Peer Coordinator Organization Overview The Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN) is an alliance of people who use or have used currently illegal drugs. Our members are dedicated to improving life for all substance users who live in Northern BC and throughout Canada. CSUN supports substance users by facilitating the… Read more »

Substance Use News August 2023

Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis and information about alcohol harm reduction. Info for People Who Use Substances: get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. Visit our Substance Use and Harm Reduction… Read more »

Open letter on HIV criminalization reform

Over the past few months, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization has continued to press for law reform and engaged with federal government stakeholders on this file, including the offices of the Ministers of Justice and Health. An open letter about the need to reform the law on HIV non-disclosure was sent at the… Read more »

HIV Criminalization – Government Consultation Report

Via HIV Legal Network On behalf of the HIV Legal Network and the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization, we are reaching out to individuals and organizations who have been engaged, in one way or another, in the ongoing discussions and law reform efforts concerning HIV criminalization. On Friday June 23rd, the government released the… Read more »

  Organization: Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) Department: National Initiatives and Projects Terms: Full-Time Reports to: Director of National Initiatives and Projects Position Purpose The role of Sexual Reproductive Health Project Coordinator is to develop, coordinate, facilitate, and support African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community and national initiatives to promote access to… Read more »

Job Postings: Peer Navigation Services, AIDS Vancouver

AIDS Vancouver has two postings open on their Peer Navigation services team:   Manager, Peer Navigation Services The Manager of Peer Navigation Services leads the Peer Navigator team at AIDS Vancouver with primary responsibilities of: • mentorship, support, hiring, training, and scheduling unionized and non-unionized Peer Navigators at AIDS Vancouver, including strong knowledge of supports… Read more »