Category: Research

Add your voice to the UnACoRN Study

Understanding Affirming Communities, Relationships, & Networks   What’s the UnACoRN Study? Only you know your true sexuality and gender. But sometimes other people will try to influence how you feel, express, or identify. We’re a team of researches who want to hear about the times when your sexual and gender feelings, expressions, or identities are… Read more »

Communities, Alliances & Networks (CAAN) has partnered with the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, with the support of a CIHR grant, to explore how harm reduction programs and services have adapted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are particularly interested in how the pandemic has impacted harm reduction programs, what adaptations were created in… Read more »

This research team wants to better understand peoples’ experiences under the Mental Health Act (involuntary detainment and treatment) and other coercive and discriminatory practices (based on race, class, gender, etc. One piece of the research is focus groups with people with lived experience and another is interviews with key people who work in the system…. Read more »

ICASO Survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

  Via ICASO : Please share this survey on Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) to people and networks as widely as possible. Thank you for taking part in this global investigation of what drives Undetectable=Untransmissible (U=U). ICASO recently surveyed over 50 community leaders in 16 different countries to ask what people living with HIV need to… Read more »

Date: April 20, 2022 Time: 10 AM Pacific time The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control presents hepatitis B and C Canadian surveillance data by sex, age, province, and territory from 2010 to 2019 and will provide an interpretation of this data in the context of relevant Canadian literature…. Read more »

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) out of the University of Manitoba, together with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), is conducting a research study on the impacts COVID-19 has had on Indigenous Peoples access to STBBI-related services and care. We hope the results of the study can lead to improved… Read more »

BC Substance Use Conference

The 2022 BC Substance Use Conference is the fourth annual conference hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use. This conference brings together stakeholders from across the province to share clinical expertise, lived experiences, and the latest evidence relating to substance use. This two-day virtual conference will include presentations and panels on research, education, and… Read more »

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Pacific time On completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to: • Identify considerations for women living with HIV in reproductive age • Review ART and weight gain in women living with HIV • Discuss caring for aging women living with HIV This webinar… Read more »

Substance Use News, February 2022

  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… Read more »

Coming out of Isolation: How Harm Reduction Practice Can Contribute to Family Re-unification This is an opportunity for an experienced Project Coordinator to lead a 27-month project that will develop, implement, and test harm reduction practices within the child protection system, health systems, housing systems and schools of social work to effectively address the root… Read more »