Supporting interpersonal relationships

Our first virtual event of 2024 featured conversation to  build core knowledge for practice and policy development in frontline support work. It featured two different topics embedded in relationships, as providing services to a couple can present intricate layers that differ from working with an individual. Each session offered information to help attendees enhance connections and build hope for people accessing services.

These sessions will support the work of:

• People providing frontline peer and/or health management support services

• People who plan or evaluate programs

• People who seek and set up program spaces

• People in policy development



Impacts of power in intimate relationships

Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women’s Support Services, guides us through this 90 minute session, facilitating discussion on the intersecting structures of oppression, and details to think about in providing frontline services.


Battered Women Support Services Crisis and Intake line: 1-855-687-1868

KUU-US Crisis Line Society: First Nations and Indigenous specific: 1-800-588-8717.

Aboriginal Transition Houses and Family Violence Crisis Lines

Transition Houses and Safe Homes list



The positive force of undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U)

Zoé Bordeleau-Cass of CATIE and Breklyn Bertozzi of Canadian Positive People Network speak about the life changing impacts the science behind Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) has brought to people living with HIV. Learn what it means to be “undetectable” and the research that supports this important impact on peoples’ lives. They also cover how to communicate this message to people who use your services, its community impact, and practical supports for couples where one person is living with HIV and their partner is HIV-negative (also known as serodiscordant relationships).


U=U : A guide for service providers

The Power of Undetectable

Communicating U=U: From awareness to confidence (video)

The Positive Side: Sero-different sex

The Positive Side: Can’t Pass It On (article)

The Positive Side: HIV Criminalization in Canada (article)

CATIE Ordering Centre

CATIE Continuing Education Centre


Visit our library of on-demand webinars in the PAN Presents and KnowledgeConnect series.


We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of PAN. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


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