Webinars

We offer webinars as live events, or ready to watch on-demand. All sessions aim to support our communities to gain information, skills, and knowledge the strengthen their work. Scroll through for upcoming webinars and past webinars ready to watch when you are.

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KnowledgeConnect Webinar Series

The KnowledgeConnect series helps build capacity, health literacy, and community connections. Sessions may offer insight into new and innovative approaches to work, new research that will contribute to shared community knowledge, advocacy issues, new community resources, or the social determinants of health that affect HIV and hepatitis C.

 

PAN Presents Webinar Series

The PAN Presents series connects PAN member organizations with provincial Health Authority representatives, provincial and federal funding organizations, and representatives from governmental ministries. You can learn the latest information from these voices, and bring your questions to the table in these exchanges.

 

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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.

Past Webinars

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 »

Let’s get together with a small carbon footprint

As a follow up to the Earth Day Special Webinar on Health, Equity and Climate Change, we hosted PAN Presents: Let’s get together with a small carbon footprint. Our work time and meetings have a hidden carbon footprint! Online video, including streaming, videoconferencing, and video embedded in apps, uses a lot of electricity. Since about… Read more »

Ancient Stone Medicine

This community gathering was not recorded, to respect the unique creativity of its shared time and space.  This past year has been hard, and ongoing stress is drawing a lot from us all. This special community gathering was to gain medicine from the ancient stone people. They have lived so long that they have experienced… Read more »

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

April 22 is Earth Day and PAN was pleased to host a PAN Presents… special Earth Day webinar with Dr. Maya Gislason. This webinar presented opportunities to think about an equity approach to climate change – what are some of the impacts of climate change on health equity? How can we understand the relationship between… Read more »

Build Your Trans-Friendly Services

“Gwen had a really beautiful way of helping people understand the diversity of transition and experience.” Working within HIV, hep C and harm reduction, you are likely used to working with folks of varied sexual identities, but might not be as experienced working with people along the gender continuum. We partnered with Gwen Haworth to… Read more »

Contextualizing COVID-19 – Key messages and current implications for frontline service providers

  Contextualizing COVID-19 – Key messages and current implications for frontline service providers working in HIV and hepatitis C covered the biomedical basics of COVID-19 and the implications of COVID-19 on communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C. Developed by CATIE and adapted for communities in BC, this on-demand recording has a a formal presentation… Read more »

Alcohol: Community Trends and Impact

#AlcoholHarmReductionPAN   We were pleased to work in collaboration with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) on this day-long virtual event* featuring discussion on alcohol use patterns and harm reduction in British Columbia. Scroll to bottom for resources to read and download after viewing webinars.   “Alcohol and tobacco use contributed 89% of… Read more »