Category: PAN News and Events

Job Posting – Research Trainee, Making it Work Study

    Position: Research Trainee, Making it Work Study Status: Part time –15 hours/week (0.4 FTE) Time Period: October 1st, 2022 – March 31st, 2023 (with possibility of extension) Remuneration: $9,750 over the 6-month contract ($25/hour) Location: Flexible (working virtually) within British Columbia   About the Making It Work Project Making it Work is an… Read more »

On International Overdose Awareness Day this year we’re shouting out to Moms Stop the Harm, a group that was started with love and fury and continues on with the same grace and grit. Moms Stop the Harm is urging everyone to support International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and has a list of suggestions. Wear and… Read more »

In early April, the BC legislature empowered the Select Standing Committee on Health to examine the urgent and ongoing illicit drug toxicity and overdose crisis. This is a non-partisan, all party committee comprised of ten MLAs that have been tasked to come up with recommendations with respect to what reforms and initiatives the province and… Read more »

  The Indigenous Health Equity self-paced course is a free online resource provided by the Public Health Training for Equitable Systems Change (PHESC) out of the University of Toronto. Recently, Edi Young, a Peer Research Associate with PAN’s Making it Work project, completed the online course and found “the education provided is bountiful.” Making it… Read more »

Substance Use News July 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 »

PAN Launches Leadership Course for World Hepatitis Day

  World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is recognized every year on July 28th to bring awareness and encourage global action on the burden of viral hepatitis. The 2022 WHD theme is “I Can’t Wait.”   Explorations in Leadership course There are many ways you can get involved with WHD, including PAN’s new self-guided online course “Explorations… Read more »

Remembering Hesham Ali

  1970-2022   It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of Hesham Ali. Hesham’s contribution to the BC HIV movement was extensive, volunteering with many organizations over the years including: As a board member of YouthCO As a board member of Positive Living BC As a dedicated long-term volunteer with… Read more »

PLDI at International AIDS Conference 2022

Calling Positive Leadership Development Institute grads! Are you coming to Montreal? Come meet us at the Global Village Saturday July 30th | Sunday July 31st | Monday August 1st 10 AM to 6 PM PLDI graduates and trainers from Quebec, British-Columbia, Ontario, New Zealand and Australia are looking forward to meeting you, as we share… Read more »

Apply for the new PLDI Indigenous Advisory Committee

    Are you a PLDI graduate? Do you identify as First Nation, Inuit or Métis? Do you want your voice to be heard?   Apply to become a member of the new PLDI Indigenous Advisory Committee.   In the spirit of inclusion, reconciliation and decolonization, the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) is seeking four… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day 2022

July 28th is World World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness, educate and advocate. If you have events or resources you wish to share, please let us know. This page will be updated as more information comes in.   PAN Launches Leadership Course for World Hepatitis Day There are many ways you can get… Read more »

June 30, 2022 The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P. Minister of Health Health Canada Sent via email: [email protected] [email protected] Re: National Consensus Statement signed by the National Advocates group and Canada’s Community-based and human rights agencies.   Honourable Minister Duclos: Canada’s goal to end HIV as a public health threat in this country by 2030… Read more »