Like HIV, hepatitis C (also called hep C or HCV) can be a challenging health condition. It is different from HIV in that treatment can result in a cure 95% of the time. Many PAN members provide hep c support services and education, alongside HIV, harm reduction and related services, and some are solely dedicated to hepatitis C issues. If you’re looking to connect with service providers in your region, see the list of our member organizations.
Voices of Lived Experience
Explorations in Leadership for people with lived experience of hepatitis C: This online self-paced course provides participants opportunities to listen and learn from other people with experience of hep C. Build your awareness, skills, and action to strengthen your abilities as a leader.. The course is broken down into sections with lessons that contain a combination of video, audio, image, and text media to present the information. For more information, or to register for the free online course, click here.
Hepatitis C Leadership Project: PAN’s peer-led initiative and the foundation of the Explorations in Leadership course.
BC Hepatitis Network is a provincial organization that provides hepatitis education, peer-to-peer support, peer mentorship and training, hepatitis C screening and linking to care events, connection to services, and advocacy.
Help4HepBC offers a peer-to-peer helpline where Peer Navigators work with callers to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Available by phone or text.
HepatitisCNet is an online community featuring stories, forums and articles written by people with experience of hepatitis C for people with hepatitis C.
Advocacy and Education
Action Hepatitis Canada is a national coalition of organizations responding to viral hepatitis. Action Hepatitis Canada engages government, policy makers, and civil society across Canada to promote viral hepatitis prevention, improve access to care and treatment, increase knowledge and innovation, create public health awareness, build health-professional capacity, and support community-based groups and initiatives.
Visit Action Hepatitis Canada’s site to:
- read the Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Canada 2021 Report.
- read the Blueprint to Inform Hepatitis C Elimination in Canada
HCV Manifesto shows some of the challenges people with lived experience of hepatitis C, and ways these can be approached.
Hep C in Focus was a special PAN event. View on-demand sessions/discussions on equitable access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs; changing the hep C cascade of care for women, and hearing about stigma experiences of women.
Hepatitis C information and Care
BC Hepatitis Clinics: The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides an interactive map of BC that shows hepatitis clinics locations, contact information, and services provided.
Hepatitis C Information for Immigrants and Newcomers From Ontario-based, CATIE, this site provides basic up-to-date hepatitis C information in multiple languages: English, French, Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Communicable Diseases Care and Information for Indigenous Communities, First Nations Health Authority
Disease information from the BC Centre for Disease Control
Hepatitis C Tracking (Surveillance)
BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort: monitors disease burden related to hepatitis and associated infections and social conditions, evaluates impact of interventions, and monitors hepatitis program progress to inform policy and programming in British Columbia and Canada.
Hepatitis C surveillance in Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Follow hepatitis C resources
Subscribe to Action Hepatitis Canada updates
See PAN’s Hepatitis C posts on our News and Community Events page.
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As with all of our Resources, this is a work in progress. Please contact us to share suggestions for additions.
This information was last updated November 1, 2022