Webinar Category: Advocacy, Policy and Public Health

Register Meet the team, see the vision, and learn how BC’s new STBBI dashboard can support your work. The dashboard team includes community members and BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) staff, and they’ll share the vision for a tool that is easy to use and understand. The dashboard info can help you in… Read more »

PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body

We were pleased to hear from community educators representing Freddie and PAN member Health Initiative for Men in PrEP 201: Prevention for Every Body. Thomas Iglesias Trombetta and Grant Picarillo from Freddie offered information about some of the lesser-known intricacies of PrEP for HIV prevention, talking about considerations for different types of communities, new developments… Read more »

STIBBI update – HIV and Syphilis

  Speakers: Elaine Chan, MPH, CPH (she/her) Teddy Consolacion, PhD (she/they) Epidemiologists with Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control   Elaine Chan and Teddy Consolacion pull out some key messages for the community based response based on current data and comparing back over the years.

Community. Action. Change.

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day 2023 was “Let Communities Lead“. We upheld the theme and expanded the vision to the intersecting communities we support with this training on December 6th. We featured discussions on improving client connection and cultural safety; ethical and open employment practices supporting people with lived andl iving experience (PWLLE);… Read more »

2023 AGM Keynote panel on Addressing the Deadly Gap in Drug Policy

 PAN held its Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 19, 2023. We convened a special keynote panel called Addressing the deadly gap in drug policy: treatment and harm reduction are not enough. We need safer supply. Presentations were by Charlene Burmeister (Coalition of Substance Users of the North) and Kurt Lock (Research Coordinator at… Read more »

HPV Prevention, Care, and Research in 2SLGBTQ+ Individuals

At least three out of four people will be exposed to human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives, and there are different kinds, or strains. Some strains cause warts, which are generally not dangerous; other strains can lead to cervical or anal cancer if not detected. In this webinar, Dr. Troy Grennan shared… Read more »

Hep C Diversities

  World Hepatitis Day is an annual day of recognition, education, and advocacy on July 28th. In the lead up, we hosted this virtual community event Wednesday July 19, 2023 to look at some of the layers of living with hepatitis C. The recordings of the sessions are available below. Program Micro-elimination of hep C… Read more »

Walking Our Talk: Everyday Decolonizing

We were pleased to support a virtual training to discuss approaches to building decolonization ethics into our everyday practices in non-profit and community-based work. Dr. Shauneen Pete and Nikki Sanchez encouraged us to see how we could strengthen our approaches to standing against colonialism in our work. These discussions offered essential insights and skills for… Read more »

Hepatitis C Testing to Treatment Know-How

In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Sofia Bartlett presented information about different kinds of hepatitis; hepatitis C testing and what different methods can tell us; hepatitis C prevalence in BC, and where we are at in meeting health outcome targets.  She also talked about treatment, what a “cure” means;  reinfection, and more. Presentation slides   This webinar… Read more »

STIBBI Savvy to Support Your Work

    KnowledgeConnect events help frontline organizations build their skills, health literacy, and community connections. We were pleased to host Venessa Ryan, who is the Senior Practice Lead in Epidemiology for Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, supporting provincial surveillance of STIBBIs and TB. Venessa provided an update on current trends in… Read more »

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 Register Summary: Systemic ableism is increasingly being identified as a major barrier in Canada’s HIV Response (PHAC, 2020). Realize’s ongoing dialogues across the HIV and Disability sectors have flagged systemic ableism… 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 »