Category: PAN News and Events

On June 6, Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) ⎯ with the support of PAN and other community organizations ⎯ sent the letter below to Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, requesting a meeting and calling for the immediate creation of emergency financial and housing supports and wrap-around services for people with confirmed or suspected monkeypox infection. As… Read more »

Are you a community researcher or peer researcher living with HIV? We are conducting focus groups to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted your life and community-based research (CBR) employment experiences. We want to hear from people whose employment as peer researchers has been positively or negatively impacted, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

  For the last 15 years, funding for HIV has stagnated at around $73 million per year. This falls far short of the value recommended by the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health—first in 2003, and again in 2019. This group, made up of MPs from all the political parties, has now twice recommended… Read more »

Job posting: Indigenous Programming Coordinator

Hours: Part time – 22.5 hrs per week (0.6 FTE) Time Period: July 1, 2022 – March 31, 2024 with possibility of extension Remuneration: $33,000, plus a competitive benefits package Location: Flexible, working virtually (This position requires travel to in-person events from time to time. Travel expenses will be covered/reimbursed.)   PAN acknowledges and is… Read more »

All-party Health Committee

  To: PAN Members and Allies Re: engaging with BC’s all-party Health Committee In the last week, peer groups, human rights groups and advocates are being approached to give briefings at the next round of BC’s recently announced all-party Health Committee, examining ‘the urgent and ongoing illicit drug toxicity and overdose crisis’. These are slated… Read more »

  Presenter/Facilitator: Jenn Cusick, Luminate Wellness Webinars on: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 10-12 noon Pacific time In April, PAN released the Peer Engagement Needs Assessment Survey, targeted towards comunity-based organizations(CBOs) who are either members of PAN or part of the PHSA’s Collective Impact Network (CIN). The results  have been used to help… Read more »

Exciting PLDI recruitment update

After a very extensive and considerate recruitment process in April and May from within our Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) Grad leadership ranks we are happy to share the news below with you. We received a good deal of interest in the PLDI Trainer-in-Training positions and had the true opportunity to interview 10 awesome candidates… Read more »

  It was big news on May 31st when federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Carolyn Bennett, and her provincial counterpart Minister Sheila Malcolmson, announced that BC’s application for an exemption to Section s. 56 (1) of Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act had been approved by Health Canada. The exemption will take effect… Read more »

MEDIA STATEMENT Health Canada’s landmark approval of “decriminalization” for BC raises concerns that many people who use drugs remain criminalized   June 1, 2022 – A growing group of drug policy and human rights organizations across Canada — comprising people who use drugs, health professionals, legal experts, academics, and others — say the Government of… Read more »

Substance Use News, May 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 »

Date: Thursday June 16, 2022 Time: 10-11 AM Pacific time Presenter: Theodora B. Consolacion, Ph.D., Epidemiologist, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Moderator: J. Evin Jones   The next webinar in our PAN Presents series focuses on an epidemiological snap-shot of STI and blood-borne Infections (STBBI) across 5 years. Testing for STBBIs fell in 2020 coinciding with… Read more »