Webinar Category: Advocacy, Policy and Public Health

PnP 101

  Health Initiative for Men (HIM) launched PnP & Me in the spring of this year; a new harm reduction-based program for gay, bi, queer men and gender diverse folks who use meth during sex and want support achieving health goals. PnP & Me is a harm reduction-based program, meaning abstinence may be part of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »