Category: Resources

We Are Allies

  We Are Allies website and social media campaign launched at the beginning of July. Developed by researchers and subject matter experts from a broad range of backgrounds, this campaign showcases research-based information and personal narratives from a range of perspectives about gender diversity and gender-affirming care for youth. The campaign builds awareness about the… Read more »

via HIV Justice Network [Last] week saw the publication of a powerful and important new book, Criminalized Lives. Based on 24 interviews conducted across Canada over two years with 16 people who were criminally accused of not disclosing their HIV-positive status, author Alexander McClelland details the many complexities of disclosure, and the violence that results… Read more »

Living Positive Resource Centre closing at end of June

The board of Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) Okanagan has announced the closure of Living Positive Resource Centre. After 32 years of service to the Central Okanagan, LPRC will finish operations on June 28, 2024. They are working closely with local services to facilitate a smooth transition of care to other services for harm reduction… Read more »

Syphilis and HIV awareness resources for your community

  Via the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control at the Public Health Agency of Canada Over the past year, the Public Health Agency of Canada worked with over 250 multisectoral partners – including Indigenous leaders, health professionals, researchers, community leaders, key populations, members of the general public, other federal departments, and provincial and… Read more »

Action Hepatitis Canada has recently released Immigration Health is Public Health: Opportunities to improve hepatitis B and C: prevention, diagnosis, and care for immigrants and newcomers to Canada This report and recommendations for policymakers prepared by Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC) focuses on the current landscape of viral hepatitis testing, treatment, and care for immigrants and newcomers… Read more »

Community of Practice Mental Health Call May 24, 2024

Dr. Peter Centre is pleased to announce the fifth community of practice call associated with their  2-year National Trauma- and Violence-Informed Train-the-Trainer Mentorship Program, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The objective of the program is to address trauma, post-traumatic stress, and burnout among frontline workers in the health and social service… Read more »

The Canoe Project invites you to 2 virtual calls

CAAN Communities, Alliances and Networks and Dr. Peter Centre are delighted  to invite you to a series of Indigenous-led trauma informed Harm Reduction training. This training is part of the national project, The Canoe and is free to attend. The Canoe aims to bring relevant, non-stigmatizing, context specific harm reduction practices for rural and remote indigenous communities… Read more »

PAN and PLDI at CAHR 2024

  Each year, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) hosts a conference for Canada’s research community to gather, network, present, and learn about the latest advances in the field. The 33rd annual conference took place in London, Ontario from April 25 to 28 with over 600 participants meeting face-to-face in person to connect with… Read more »

Webinar: The Government of Canada’s STBBI Action Plan (2024-2030) Thursday, May 23rd 2024 10-11 AM Pacific time The Government of Canada recently released its renewed federal Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBI) Action Plan (2024-2030). The Action Plan outlines 16 priorities, and 49 actions from 9 federal departments responsible for its implementation. It aims to… Read more »

Substance Use News April 2024

Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis and harm reduction. To get the latest toxic drug safety alerts, visit Info for People Who Use Substances page from Toward the Heart. Subscribe to our newsletter for information weekly- scroll… Read more »