4th Annual Educators’ Forum


As part of our workforce development and skills training events, PAN produces the Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous People of BC.  As its name implies, the aim of the gathering is the promotion of effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and harm reduction education with community educators.

The 4th Annual Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous Peoples of BC took place February 12 and 13, 2019 on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, which includes Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations. This event is produced by PAN and the First Nations Health Authority, in partnership with CATIE, Vancouver Coastal Health, the BCCDC and YouthCO. This is a two-day gathering for educators and harm reduction practitioners to learn, share wisdom and network.


Program sessions included those below (not all presenters used slides).

Self-reflexivity: examining our positions of power and privilege
Presenters: Emily Sollows & Eris Nyx, BC Centre for Disease Control

Harm Reduction for Alcohol
Presenters: Loretta Brown, Rob Morgan & Brittany Graham

Decolonizing Gender
Presenters: Atticus Courtoreille & Larissa Wahpooseyan, Yúusnewas/YouthCO

Knock 4 Naloxone – Wa K?wat Kwi S7a?y’nexw(Saving Lives) & Blanketing our people with 2-Spirits – Nch’u?7mut (One Love)
Presenter: Charmaine Thomas, Squamish First Nation. Due to the snow, Charmaine could not attend the event but has shared her resources.

First People’s principles of learning
Presenter: Len Pierre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University/First Nations Health Authority

Impacts of Stigma on Health and Connection: the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Presenters: Antonio Marante & Janet Madsen, Pacific AIDS Network


For more information about the Educators’ Forum, please contact Stacy Leblanc, Director of Program Development