2016 Ignite Webinars

In the fall of 2016, we offered webinars to showcase ongoing projects and share responses from the 2015 Member and Stakeholder Survey.  Scroll down to view the webinar of your choice.

PLDI Peer Evaluators Impact Evaluation Project

Positive Living, Positive Homes

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index

Results from the 2015 PAN Members’ & Stakeholders’ Survey

See our KnowledgeConnect Webinar Series

Past Webinars

A National Environmental Scan of HIV and Disability Resources

Join us for a webinar with the Canadian HIV and Disability Project (CaNHDis) of Realize: A National Environmental Scan of HIV and Disability Resources   (This webinar had to be postponed due to illness. We will update as soon as information is available.) Summary: Systemic ableism is increasingly being identified as a major barrier in… Read more »

The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples

As part of our Annual General Meeting, we welcomed Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN as keynote speaker: The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples    Trevor Stratton is a 57-year-old, two-spirit citizen of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada with mixed English and Ojibwe… Read more »

PnP 101

Health Initiative for Men (HIM)’s PnP & Me harm reduction-based program is for gay, bi, queer men and gender diverse folks who use meth during sex and want support achieving health goals. As a harm reduction program, abstinence may be part of the conversation, but isn’t a requirement. HIM’s Daniel Boyle presents the basics of… Read more »

STI and Blood-borne Infections: Testing and Cases 2017-2021 in BC

This webinar in our PAN Presents series focused on an epidemiological snap-shot of STI and blood-borne Infections (STBBI) across 5 years. Testing for STBBIs fell in 2020 coinciding with the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about changes in test positivity and cases compared to previous years.   Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization… Read more »

An Earth Day Special Webinar on Climate Change, Equity and Lessons from Public Health

British Columbia saw the effects of climate change first hand in 2021 with heavy rains in the fall, wildfires and extreme heat in the summer. We will need to prepare and adapt our communities and our systems for more frequent and extreme climate stressors in the coming decades, ensuring that we keep equity top of… Read more »

Research on benefits and challenges of overdose prevention sites

  This webinar in the PAN Presents webinar series focuses on research and evaluation of  overdose prevention sites. Mary Clare Kennedy, PhD and Michelle Olding, MPH of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and the University of British Columbia present research examining benefits and challenges of overdose prevention sites, including studies examining health impacts… Read more »

Two-Spirit Reconciliation

We were pleased to work with Cree Two-Spirit community organizer, researcher and educator Harlan Pruden on Two-Spirit Reconcilation. This two-part event situated Two-Spirit people in Indigenous and colonial histories, looking at how we must work towards decolonizing Two-Spirit realities today.   Part 1 : Gender, Sexuality and Two-Spirit Lives Harlan led us through a history of… Read more »

Safer Supply through Compassion Clubs with Guy Felicella of BCCSU

This session in our PAN Presents webinar series concentrates on alternative models of safer supply, something that stirred up interest during the October 2021 webinar with the BCCSU. Guy Felicella expands on his statement “We need to meet substance users where they’re at, and not the medical system. Heroin co-op’s and/or compassion clubs would give… Read more »

Taking Care of Each Other in Times of Change and Crisis

 This was the Special Keynote Presentation from PAN’s 2021 AGM (October 21, 2021). Len talked about how we can mobilize Indigenous knowledge and values to care for one another as teams, organizations, and human beings doing work on the frontlines. Doing the “good work” as Len calls it is really just caring for fellow… Read more »

Risk Mitigation and Safer Supply: What’s Next and What’s Needed

  This addition to our PAN Presents webinar series focuses on safer supply. More than a year ago, BC introduced the clinical guidance Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies. Hear about how the guidance has been updated to reflect lived and clinical experiences as drug poisonings are worse than ever and the… Read more »

Ensuring Supportive Services for Men in Sex Work

  This webinar in our KnowledgeConnect series focuses on men in sex work, who deal with specific needs and challenges, from access to health services, to safety considerations, and dealing with stigma. Join presenters from Health Initiative for Men (HIM)  and Peers The HIM and Peers team shared their perspectives and best practices in creating… Read more »

Promoting access to hepatitis C care for youth who use drugs

Hepatitis C is highly treatable, and once a person begins treatment, they can be cured within a few months. Yet starting treatment isn’t as easy as that for many.  In this webinar, researcher Jessica Jacob shares findings from a study looking at how youth who use drugs experience hep C related healthcare access. Presenter Jessica… Read more »