Join us for a FREE Health Care and Service Provider Summer Update

In advance of World Hepatitis Day on July 28th, AIDS Vancouver Island, Cool Aid Clinic, and Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society present a health care and service provider training which will cover addictions medicine, Hepatitis c assessment and treatment, overdose prevention and the impact of trauma on health outcomes.


Dr Chris Fraser is the medical director at the Cool Aid Community Health Centre in Victoria, where he practises inner-city primary care medicine with a focus on people living with HIV and hepatitis C as well as with substance use issues. He is also a volunteer physician for the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance ( at an HIV clinic in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. He will be presenting on substance use issues and substitution therapy in the current Victoria context.

Heather Hobbs, RSW, MA, is the Manager of Harm Reduction Services for AIDS Vancouver Island’s Victoria office where she and her team provide care and support to people who use illicit drugs. She will be providing a brief overview of the current overdose emergency and an overdose prevention and response training, including how to use naloxone (Narcan).

Janis Jonasen, MA, is proud of her Gitxsan First Nation and European ancestry. Janis sees herself as a champion of diversity and develops relations through fostering compassion. She brings energy and emotion to all of presentations and provides a safe place for dialogue as she can easily relate to both cultures of her heritage. Janis is part of the team at Tsow-tun Le Lum Society and can be reached at for more information or resources, and will be presenting on The Impact of Residential Schools on Health Outcomes. An Elder will also be in attendance in the capacity of a Tsow-Tun Le Lum Cultural Support Worker to provide ceremony and support to anyone who needs it.

Rozalyn Milne BSN, RN(c) is a primary care nurse working in an interdisciplinary inner-city clinic. She has a special interest in low barrier access to harm reduction, substance use, mental health, chronic health and infectious disease care. She is the HCV program coordinator at Cool Aid Clinic and will be presenting on accessing HCV assessment and care in Victoria.


July 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Ambrosia Catering
638 Fisgard Street
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Please note: This event is FREE but an RSVP is required. Go to to reserve your spot.