Category: Resources

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 »

Mpox and Pride

  Monkeypox is a rare disease that can spread from person-to-person through close contact including, but not limited to, sexual contact. We have developed a new resource page to support people with information on prevention, advocacy, and resources. In time for Pride, which is celebrated over the BC Day long weekend in the Lower Mainland,… 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 »

The You Matter Project: Pathways to care for STBBIs

  The You Matter Project: Pathways to care for STBBIs: A guideline and policy recommendations for STBBI testing and linkage to care in British Columbia Provincial Correctional Settings   Although STBBI screening is available on request in correctional centres across Canada, without accepted best practices for opt-out or universal STBBI testing and linkage to care,… Read more »

Two-Spirit Medicine Bundle pilot program

  The Two-Spirit Medicine Bundle Pilot provides accessible and independent HIV self-testing and sexual health resources for Two-Spirit, queer and trans Indigenous community members in British Columbia. Each bundle contains sexual health supplies (including the INSTI HIV self-tests, and dry blood spot tests for HIV and other ailments), Indigenous medicines, and a variety of resources… Read more »

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 »