Category: Resources

Blog Series: Key Periods for Diagnosing and Treating Syphilis

Introduction From 2017 to 2022, syphilis cases have increased 166% across Canada illustrating the increasing need for prevention that includes better access to testing and timely treatment. Having a basic understanding of syphilis-related information can help inform personal sexual health decisions, lessen anxiety about potential harms, or play a role in educating others about syphilis…. Read more »

Webinar: Doxy-PEP and doxy-PrEP pills to prevent syphilis

  February 22, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific time. CATIE is presenting a webinar in partnership with Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC). Syphilis rates have been on the rise in Canada since the early 2000s, disproportionately affecting gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). In the last few years, syphilis… Read more »

Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS grants

The Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program is excited to announce a call for proposals for our Community Grants. 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 given… Read more »

BC Substance Use Conference | May 31 – June 1 2024

Via BC Centre on Substance Use Early Bird registration is now live for this year’s BC Substance Use Conference.   The 2024 conference theme is “From Idea to Implementation: Putting Evidence, Experience, and Ways of Knowing into Action.” This year’s conference will be held May 31 and June 1, 2024. To enable province-wide participation, we… Read more »

HIV Prevention course in partnership with CATIE

HIV Prevention in partnership with CATIE begins February 12, 2024 Registration link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7622928/PDV-PAN-0224 We’re looking forward to CATIE’s HIV prevention course which supports frontline service providers to accurately and meaningfully discuss HIV transmission risk and prevention strategies with people accessing their serives. This course includes approximately six hours of online instruction delivered over four weeks,… Read more »

Substance Use News, January 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 information about alcohol harm reduction. Please check Info for People Who Use Substances to get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. New to this work? Visit… Read more »

  Need a national overview of STBBI stats for a report, funding proposal, or presentation? The Government of Canada hosts a site with STBBI indicators based on the latest data available grouped in 4 categories: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Bacterial sexually transmitted infections Hepatitis C virus Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B virus   To see… Read more »

Webinar on PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body

Date: February 21, 2024 Time: 10-11:30 AM Pacific time   Please join PAN and two community educators from Freddie for PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body. On the registration page you can submit questions in advance (your name won’t be mentioned in webinar). This webinar will be presented by Thomas Iglesias Trombetta and Grant Picarillo,… Read more »

The Provincial Health Services Authority oversees contract funding for community-based organizations who provide HIV and Hepatitis C services. These contracts support a range of service areas including education and awareness programs, improving treatment outcomes, increasing access to services for priority populations, reducing stigma and discrimination, and fostering collaboration among service partners. Requests for proposals for… Read more »

Virtual Event: Supporting interpersonal relationships

Date: February 7th, 2024 Time: 9 AM- 1:30 PM Pacific time Our first virtual event of 2024 is designed to build core knowledge that can be used for practice and policy development in frontline support work, offering two different topics that are embedded in relationships. We invite you to attend one or both sessions. Providing… Read more »

Substance Use News December 2023

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 information about alcohol harm reduction. Please check Info for People Who Use Substances to get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. New to this work? Visit… Read more »

In the ever-evolving landscape of community services and dynamics, the Organizational Stigma Assessment (OSAC) Cycle project was created. With the goal to address the nuances of stigma from an intersectional approach, this project is a testament to the transformative power of community-driven initiatives. We are excited to announce the launch of the pilot phase of… Read more »