Category: Resources

  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 »

Hepatitis C Treatment and HIV Prevention courses with CATIE

PAN is partnering with CATIE to bring our members and allies training to enrich their knowledge of hepatitis C and HIV. CATIE courses include weekly self-directed modules, collaborative discussion boards facilitated by a CATIE educator (Zoé Bordeleau-Cass), and an interactive online meeting with fellow students.   Hepatitis C Treatment, BC and the Yukon regional training… Read more »

New Research & Evaluation Treehouse Resources, November 2023

While research and evaluation are different, they share many similarities, especially when thinking about participatory methods. We think of research and evaluation like two different trees with different origins, intertwined in methods and analysis, that separate again in what they can tell you and how their information is shared. PAN’s Research and Evaluation department has… Read more »

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit was initially launched in 2019 as part of the Positive Living, Positive Homes community-based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and co-led by the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) and the University of Victoria. The toolkit illustrates and excellent example of applying research findings to practical knowledge sharing… Read more »

Qualitative Coding Resources

Qualitative data analysis is a fundamental component of the research process allowing you to draw valuable insights from data, especially when dealing with complex data sources like interviews, focus groups, observations, and open-ended responses. Contrary to quantitative data like survey results, it can be more difficult for research teams to recognize the main points or… Read more »

Indigenizing Survey Methods

  The Making it Work project is an Indigenous-focused, community-based research project that uses an Indigenized ‘realist evaluation’ approach. The study aimed to understand what works best for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or challenges with mental health or substance use, who are accessing community-based services. Realist Evaluation is designed to go beyond asking… Read more »

Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections (Webinar)

  SURE Webinar Series | Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections November 29th, 2023, 11 AM-12:30 PM Pacific time This Fall, the Subject Matter Health Research Lab released the third video in their series on reducing opioid related stigma, Beyond Stigma: Strength in Connections. This video was developed to highlight the stigma that may be experienced… Read more »