CIN Member Page


This resource hub is for agencies of the CIN to share and store documents relevant to our operations, innovation fund, action priorities and advocacy work.  These resources are free for you to download, use and adapt for your specific needs (unless otherwise stated).

As a sharing hub, we also need your help to build value by sending us any of your own resources that you believe will aid the network and its goals.  Please email these to [email protected]


Meeting Materials:


CIN Advocacy work:


CIN Operations and Governance Documents:


Evaluation – Shared Measurement:



CIN Workgroups (Sept 2020 – March 2022):

  • CBRC and YouthCO – Community of Practice for Indigenous staff members – This project aims to support Indigenous leadership, by establishing a Community of Practice for Indigenous staff members focusing on HIV/hepatitis C. They may work in educator, manager, or program roles.
  • Central Interior Native Health Society – Safe Space in Healthcare and Advocacy: This project will determine if the CINHS clinic and staff are providing culturally-safe medical and psychosocial support to their vulnerable populations, and not creating barriers to accessing care and services, as well as exploring how to re-engage clients who are lost to care. PWLE will lead groups of clients into walkthroughs of the entire clinic, and then facilitate a discussion about cultural safety and respect.
  • Options for Sexual Health – Knowledge Exchange and Translation: Hiring a provincial outreach worker and peer support worker will better connect Options to their connected HIV/hepatitis C direct service organizations, and looks to provide virtual and ‘lunch and learn’ educational opportunities.
  • BCHN – Community Pre-Summit Project: CanHepC is now in an implementation phase for their Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in CanadaThe project’s aim is to ensure robust community voice in the Summit, through bringing CBO staff (paid, volunteer, peer) together, through a combination of virtual focus groups and online surveys over the fall and early winter.
  • PIVOT – Education and Outreach: Following up from Project Inclusion: Confronting anti-homeless & anti-substance user stigma in BCthis project has the goal to address upstream barriers to effective HIV and HCV prevention, treatment, and care, by prioritizing education and outreach to Indigenous communities, peer-led groups, and stakeholders who identify as people with lived experience.
  • PAN – Organizational Stigma Assessment Tool: Rooted in work from the Stigma Index project, PAN held a Deliberative Dialogue in November 2019. Participants stressed the need for anti-stigma interventions and the importance of centering people with lived/living experiences (PWLE) in this work, including a need to support service providers engaging with priority populations. They conceptualized a learning-based assessment and planning tool for organizations, and this project seeks to move this work forward.

CIN Workgroups (Sept 2018 – March 2020):

Work team 1: Increase the involvement of PWLE (Lead Agency: PHCN. Team: PAN, PLBC, FFL)

Successes: The purpose of this project is to increase meaningful involvement of people with lived experience (PWLE) of HIV and hepatitis C by exploring the differences between ‘best practices’ and the working realities in community-based organizations (CBOs) and health authorities (HA) across the province.  During this period PAN has been working with PHCN to finalize the survey on Survey Monkey. We’re aiming to launch the survey in the coming months (when it makes sense with the COVID-19 crisis) and at that time we’ll reach out to our CIN colleagues to help us get the survey out to individuals with lived experience who work in organizations as peers, to leadership within those organizations and to health authorities.

Specific challenges: Increase the involvement of PWLE – here, the project was hampered by capacity and then COVID-19.

CIN Workgroup 1 – PWLE – Draft Workplan


Work team 2: Increase program equity and services across BC (Lead Agencies: Options, CBRC. Team: YouthCO, PHCN, CINHS, FFL)

Success was primarily found in our individual organizations in building trust and connections with rural communities through our work outside of this team.

Specific challenges: Increase program equity and services across BC – early on, the team did not have any uptakes to their offer of helping organizations through the application process for the Innovation funds. They had also planned to compile a list of grant-writing resources to be shared with various organizations, but this task has been incomplete. When they first met they talked about what it would look like and how manageable it would be to share better and emerging practices from urban and rural settings but that this seemed to be too great a task for the group to take on.

CIN Workgroup 2 – Geo Equity – Draft Workplan


Work team 3: Stigma reduction (Lead Agencies: PLBC, YouthCO; Team: Options, CBRC, PAN, PIVOT)

Successes: This team, led by YouthCO, supported ACPNet on African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7th) with an HIV awareness event at Surrey Library to help stop stigma and end prejudice towards those of us living with HIV.

On December 2nd, the team (YouthCO and PLBC) worked with ACPNet to host a drop in table at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Clinic around World AIDS Day.

Specific challenges: Stigma reduction – they made progress with SMH, and then the presentation was cancelled due to COVID-19, and they were not able to do it online because clinical staff do not all have their own workstation so they would have to be in shared space to access it that way.  This team was also working with smaller, attainable goals, as it had been a struggle earlier to land on a project (as reported before).

2019-09 CIN WG 3 Stigma Workplan


CIN Workgroups (May 2017 – Sept 2018)

Hep C caucus: Increase program equity and services for HIV and hepatitis C (Lead Agency: PHCN)

The Hep C Caucus was the first ‘work group’ of the Collective Impact Network, the forerunner of how the work of the CIN would later change.

Led by PHCN, it formed in the summer of 2017 as a sub-group of the CIN wanting to focus on the network’s established priority to “Increase program equity and services for HIV and hepatitis C”. The consultations led to a applying successfully for a PHSA Innovation Fund grant for a project called the Pacific Hepatitis C Network’s Hep C Resources in BC project.

The project came about because we wanted to know more about where gaps exist in hepatitis C resources and advocacy across BC, as well as how people prefer to access information about hepatitis C and what kind of information needs they have. The project wrapped up in the Spring 2018 and its finding shared, with the Caucus reconvening to examine the results. With limited resources, the CIN decided to focus on other priorities in Sep 2018 for its work groups.

2018 Survey results  HepCResources_Report2018_FV | HepCResources_ReportSummary2018_FV | HepCResourcesMatrix_April2018 | PHCN HepCTxFacts Overview

This needs assessment project (and resource mapping) has since spawned a number of projects and raised advocacy items:

  • PAN/PHCN joint advocacy to Minister Dix (Ministry of Health)
  • Hep C Treatment Facts and Pathways project.
  • Two other IF projects addressing HCV include PHCN’s Peer Navigation Project and YouthCO’s HIV and Hep C Care for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Youth Project (PCHN is a partner).


Work team: Increase the involvement of PWLE 

Peer-Based Work Mapping Project – became Resource building