Category: Resources

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is launching a new resource center to encourage training and education of health and social service professionals on reducing stigma related to sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs). The Hub offers a suite of evidence-based resources including five professional development workshops, seven learning and practice tools and three… Read more »

  Canada Pavilion at AIDS 2022: resource hub and virtual sessions (pre-recorded videos)   The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) will be held (in person and virtually) in Montreal, Canada, from July 29 to August 2, 2022. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programs that ensure an evidence-based response to the… Read more »

read complete info on Vancouver Foundation site page   The Recovery and Resiliency Fund is a new fund made possible through a partnership between Government of BC, Vancouver Foundation, and United Way BC that will distribute $30 million to non-profit organizations. Vancouver Foundation will also contribute an additional $4 million while also actively seeking additional sources to… Read more »

PHAC Resources: Monkeypox

  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada. Monkeypox is a viral disease. The virus enters the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract or the mucous membranes (e.g., eyes, nose, or mouth). Monkeypox can affect anyone who is… Read more »

Over the past 2 years CAAN has been working with researchers, people with lived experience and indigenous organizations to develop resources for indigenous serving agencies and indigenous peoples living with HIV, Hep C and STBBI’s. Some of these resources can be found on the CAAN Promising Practices site. In an effort to ensure these resources… 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 »

Interested in Community-based HIV/AIDS and STBBI research? Looking for research funding? Join us to learn about the Indigenous and General stream application process for the HIV/AIDS and STBBI Community-Based Research Funding Opportunities (Catalyst and Operating). This interactive webinar will support participants to build a strong application through: – Guidance from successful grantees – Insights from… Read more »

New BCCSU guidance: Risk Mitigation and OUD Practice Update

Via BC Centre on Substance Use After over a year of Risk Mitigation prescribing experience, the emergence of preliminary evaluation data and experience from clinicians and people who use drugs has led to the development of an update to Interim Clinical Guidance: Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies, which features expanded and… Read more »

  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is happy to announce the launch of the Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections: Guides for Health Professionals. The Public Health Agency of Canada is replacing the Canadian Guideline on Sexually Transmitted infections (CGSTI) with a series of user-friendly guides that provide essential information and public health recommendations… 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 »

Stamina Not Stigma Launches Series of Events

  Via Stamina Not Stigma: Announcing the launch of Stamina Not Stigma, an important community health project for BC’s Southern Gulf Islands region. Drawing on experiences of a diverse group of islanders who supported each other through the worst days of the AIDS pandemic and evolved with the changing realities of living with HIV, the… Read more »