Category: PAN News and Events

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »

  Part 2 Learning from OHTN Conference 2016: HIV Endgame II – Stopping the Syndemics that Drive HIV (November 21-22, 2016) by Mona Lee, PAN’s Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator of PLPH; CBR/Evaluation Support Coordinator; Administrative Coordinator I had the privilege of attending this year’s OHTN Conference that discussed the challenges and factors associated with the… Read more »

People who use drugs, health care and community service providers gathered in Vancouver February 16-17, 2017 for a national meeting on scaling up supervised consumption services (SCS). Sharing Knowledge, Saving Lives was co-hosted by the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs and The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. The goals were:… Read more »

Population Size Estimates Resources and Case Studies

Population Size Estimates (PSEs) for key populations most affected by HIV and HCV, namely gay, bi and other MSM and for people who inject drugs, have been developed. This project has been led by the BCCDC and supported by the Pacific AIDS Network, with consulting work provided by the University of Manitoba. In addition to the… Read more »

  Part 1 Learning from OHTN Conference 2016: HIV Endgame II – Stopping the Syndemics that Drive HIV (November 21-22, 2016) by Mona Lee, PAN’s Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator of PLPH; CBR/Evaluation Support Coordinator; Administrative Coordinator I had the privilege of attending the OHTN Conference in Fall 2016 that discussed the challenges and factors associated… Read more »

PAN JOB POSTING: Making It Work Research Coordinator

Making It Work Research Coordinator (Part-time) Position: Research Project Coordinator Status: Part Time Position (~12 hours per week) Time Period: 44 week position Remuneration: $23-$25/hr Location: Anywhere in the Province   The Pacific AIDS Network and the Making It Work project is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate and administer activities of this community-based research… Read more »

Executive Assistant & Collective Impact Coordinator Job Description   Status: Full time in Year 1; Minimum 0.8 FTE in Subsequent Years Location: To be negotiated Remuneration: Starting salary range $45,000 to $55,000 per annum commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package Reports To:  Executive Director Do you thrive in a fast-paced, energized environment? Are you organized,… Read more »

Jennifer Evin Jones (Evin) joined Pacific AIDS Network as the Executive Director (ED) in 2008. Evin has been working in the community-based response to HIV since January of 1996, after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History in Women’s Studies at Queens University and the Juris Doctor (or Doctor of Law) degree at University of British… Read more »

  Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »

Many PAN and allied organizations are now undergoing a sustainability crisis due to the current restructuring of federal funding for community-based HIV and HCV services by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the federal government.  Come April 1st, 2017, key organizations that deliver essential front line HIV, HCV and related services across BC,… Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a… Read more »