Category: Resources

Webinar: Safer bathrooms for people who use drugs

Stimulus Connect 22 December 8, 2022 10 AM-12 noon Pacific time   People use drugs in bathrooms for a range of reasons. Responding to an overdose in a bathroom is tricky and there are ways of making bathrooms safer. Join us as we learn and discuss the Safer Bathroom Toolkit, which aims to make life… Read more »

Substance Use News November 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. Info for People Who Use Substances: get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. Visit our Substance Use and Harm Reduction page for more resources.    In… Read more »

The Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program is excited to announce a call for proposals for our Community Grants Program. We will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 each to communities or organizations who are interested in planning and delivering activities addressing HIV prevention, testing and engagement into care and treatment. Special focus will be… Read more »

December 1st will mark the 35th World AIDS Day (WAD) and the start of Communities, Allies, and Networks (CAAN)’s Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week (IAAW). PAN stands with people living with HIV (PLHIV) across the world to mark this milestone, to remember those we have lost, as well as the work still to be done.  The… Read more »

World AIDS Day: Global Lessons. Local Actions

  From AIDS Canada This World AIDS Day, over 50 Canadian community groups and organizations have united as partners to raise awareness about HIV in Canada. We celebrate the work that communities across the country have done toward ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. Visit AIDS Canada website to learn about scheduled events, landmarks that… Read more »

Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund

  Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund (HCCF) is a funding program of the Public Health Agency of Canada. The HCCF supports healthy living among Canadians who face health inequalities and are at greater risk of developing the main chronic diseases of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It does this by funding interventions that address behavioural… Read more »

  Unfortunately this webinar needs to be rescheduled. We will update this post with a date once it has been determined.  Join us for a webinar with the Canadian HIV and Disability Project (CaNHDis) of Realize: A National Environmental Scan of HIV and Disability Resources       Summary: Systemic ableism is increasingly being identified… Read more »

The Safer Bathroom Toolkit

  From the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   Bathrooms can provide private, seemingly safe spaces for people to use substances, especially when they are unable to access supervised consumption or overdose prevention sites. Even when these designated services are available, some people will continue to use substances in bathrooms. There are several reasons… Read more »

After hearing from numerous Indigenous communities, and also from Indigenous partners about the need resources to help individuals find ways to improve their mental health and well-being as a result of COVID-19 that has caused stress and loss for many people, the CV-19 Indigenous Knowledge Translation Working Group at the BC Centre for Disease Control has… Read more »

PAN recently hosted a webinar series called “Establishing Peer Support Services within Your Organization” facilitated by Jenn Cusick from Luminate Wellness.  Funded by the PHSA, the series drew participants from all over the province, including PAN members, Indigenous-led organizations and Health Authorities.  Due to the interactive nature of the sessions, and confidentiality, the sessions were… Read more »