Webinar Category: KnowledgeConnect

Fighting stigma and offering support for people who use meth

Crystal meth is a commonly used drug in BC, so HIV, hep C and harm reduction organizations and advocates may well work with people using meth. What do we need to know about crystal meth’s affects on health and spirit to best support people using it? This webinar looked at the use patterns for meth… Read more »

Journal of Indigenous HIV Research Call for Submissions

    This webinar provided information about the history of the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) and its future, as the current call for submissions is for a Special Issue: Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The JIHR is a peer-reviewed journal, produced by the Aboriginal… Read more »

Outside In: An Initiative to Reach gbMSM at All Levels of ‘Outness’

This webinar shared information from the formative research informing the Outside In intervention at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) regarding the health and well-being of less-out GBT2Q. Our literature review and consultations with community members showed that compared to their more-out counterparts, less-out community members access HIV/STBBI testing services less frequently, are less familiar with… Read more »

CBRC Sex Now Survey

This webinar focused on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). Presenter Ben Klassen provided an overview of the survey’s history, questionnaire design and consultation process, and recruitment methods, using the in-person Sex Now 2018 survey (conducted at 15 LGBTQ2+… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

 Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment?  Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members Deb Schmitz and Daryl Luster  explain the road to treatment here in BC. They also… Read more »

Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

This dialogue-based webinar featured Andrea Medley in conversation with Janet Madsen of PAN. Andrea is one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different things. Hear about different… Read more »

Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility: CBRC Summit Round-Up

Interview ends at 35:50, followed by Q/A period. This webinar recapped highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Community Based Research Centre. In its 15th iteration in 2019, the theme was ‘Queering Healthcare Access and Accessibility’ which meant that the Summit was dedicated to talking about what is and… Read more »

What’s Happening in Digital Sexual Health

This dialogue-style webinar explores some digital sexual health services available in BC. Digital sexual health programs help people learn about, monitor and enhance their sexual health and knowledge by engaging online. They have the potential to connect with people in hard to reach areas, and reach populations that may face stigma or challenges in accessing… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

Presentation ends at 58:01 followed by questions and comments. We were pleased to welcome Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, as the keynote speaker  to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She spoke on the topics of a safer drug supply and the question of decriminalization. Dr. Christy Sutherland is a family doctor… Read more »

Working With Peer Research Associates

Run time: 35:11. Please complete the evaluation after viewing. In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Peer Research Associates (PRAs) from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index reflected on their  experiences working on the project, and offered their thoughts on best practices to teams which include or are thinking of including PRAs in their work. These… Read more »

Near and Far: the Harm Reduction Landscape in the Interior

Each region in BC is facing its own overdose crisis within this public health emergency. Each region has its own layout of services, and the sheer land area of each region can make it difficult to support everyone who needs harm reduction services. ANKORS has been providing community care and support in the East and… Read more »

Making Connections for Cultural Safety and Humility

For groups that are non-Indigenous but work with Indigenous people, there may be some gaps in knowledge about how to best provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support. In this KnowledgeConnect dialogue the topic was how to advance cultural safety through humility, sensitivity, and skills development. Andrea Derban and Cherlyn Cortes of the First Nations Health… Read more »