Category: PAN News and Events

New Year, New Logo, New Tagline

  As we move into 2022 we are excited to share our new logo and tagline: “Strengthening BC’s collective action on HIV, hepatitis C, and harm reduction.” Both logo and tagline honour our history, reflect the present, and lead us towards a hopeful future. We choose to now be known simply as ‘PAN’, rather than… Read more »

Nurses, Policymakers, Allied Health Professionals, and community members may now submit abstracts for the 2022 Conference of the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV Care, Co-hosted by PAN!   When: May 13-15, 2022 Where: Virtually Theme: Decolonize & Decriminalize   Abstracts and inquiries can be sent to [email protected] by February 15, 2022  

Substance Use News, December 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how to… Read more »

Introducing Personal Experiences of Stigma Survey

The Personal Experiences of Stigma Survey has been a result of almost 2 years of work by a group of PAN partners, allies and community members who are working on stigma reduction across different fields. This working group emerged from conversations between PAN and the Community Action Initiative (CAI) about the potential benefits of having… Read more »

The bill that the federal government introduced this week to repeal mandatory minimum sentences and offer alternatives to prosecution for simple drug possession is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t go far enough. For immediate release Thursday, December 9, 2021 Toronto, ON—In the wake of almost 23,000 drug poisoning deaths since 2016, twenty-one civil society… Read more »

Job Posting: Research Coordinator, Making it Work Study

Position: Research Coordinator, Making it Work Study Hours of work: Minimum of 20 hours per week, and up to 37.5 hours per week depending on successful candidate’s interest / desire. Number of hours per week is flexible and will be decided on with the right candidate. At a minimum the position would be 0.5 FTE… Read more »

Substance Use News, November 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how to… Read more »

We welcome today’s statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix acknowledging World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week. We want to thank Minister Dix and Ministry of Health staff for inviting PAN to help inform some of the messaging for this year’s WAD statement. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has issued the following statement in… Read more »

Canada’s response to HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted or blood-borne infections (STBBIs) is desperately lacking. HIV infections are up (11% in the past decade) despite highly effective testing, treatment and prevention methods. Significant outbreaks of syphilis and gonorrhea are causing alarm. Help reverse these trends by sending a letter to the Minister of… Read more »

Special Virtual Event: Two-Spirit Reconciliation

Date: Thursday December 16, 2021 Time: 10 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific time   We are pleased to announce a West Coast learning and discussion virtual event with Cree Two-Spirit community organizer, researcher and educator Harlan Pruden. This two-part event will situate Two-Spirit people in Indigenous and colonial histories, and how we can work towards… Read more »

Presenter: Guy Felicella Moderator: J. Evin Jones Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Time:  1:00-2:00 PM The next in our PAN Presents webinar series concentrates on alternative models of safer supply, something that stirred up interest during our last webinar with the BCCSU. Guy Felicella will springboard from his statement “We need to meet substance users where they’re at,… Read more »