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Nov 19 2014 - 4:37pm
Tomorrow (Nov 20th) is a day of remembrance for those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event was originally started by Gwendolyn Anne Smith, a transgender woman, to honour Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. The day is opportunity to come together both in remembrance and celebration of transgender lives and their stories. Below are the guiding principles developed by the organizers of the Day of Remembrance.
Nov 14 2014 - 2:40pm
Now in its third year, the “We Are Here” anti-HIV stigma project involves local people living with HIV sharing their personal stories with their fellow Victorians, reminding us all that HIV doesn’t just happen elsewhere – it happens right here, too. Craig Dales, Executive Director of VPWAS says “This is an important way to decrease the stigma of living with HIV and educate the community about the realities of living with HIV. Everyone’s story is important.”  
Sep 3 2014 - 10:03pm
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL   POSITION TITLE: Harm Reduction Counsellor   CATEGORY: Regular/Full-time   DEPARTMENT: Client Services  
Jul 3 2014 - 3:16pm
POSITION TITLE: Client Services/Harm Reduction Worker- 1 position for 37.5hrs/week, 1 position for casual/on call. These positions will serve the Port Hardy and Mount Waddington regions. SUPERVISIOR: Onsite Manager and the Director of Programs BARGAINING UNIT: Health Services & Support Community Subsector Association CLASSIFICATION: GRID 10 JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Director of Programs, or designate, the Client Services/Harm Reduction worker is responsible for the provision and delivery of direct services to persons living in Port Hardy and the Mount Waddington Region. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES 1. Provides harm reduction supplies and education. 2. Provides information on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV/hepatitis C, and other STIs.
Jul 3 2014 - 3:13pm
POSITION TITLE:  North Island Youth Peer Outreach Worker– Courtenay/Campbell River- Part time, 16 hrs per week DEPARTMENT:  Health Promotion and Community Development SUPERVISIOR:  Manager, Courtenay Regional offices. BARGAINING UNIT: Health Services & Support Community Subsector Association CLASSIFICATION:  Grid 10 JOB SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Manager of the Courtenay regional office, the North Island Youth Peer Outreach Worker provides and coordinates community based education and support for high-risk youth regarding HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, safer sex and substance use, homophobia/heterosexism and sexual decision-making to a variety of audiences in the North Island Health Region as a means of increasing youth-at-risk awareness of HIV, HCV, STIs and peer/ community support, and reducing the further incidence of HIV and related blood-borne illnesses among high-risk youth.
Jun 17 2014 - 11:19am
On June 24th, the 3rd annual Convergence for People who Use Illicit Drugs will gather over 60 members of the downtown community along with 25 invited 'allies', to provide vital political perspectives on some of the issues that alienate and threaten the urban poor. Thanks so much to the Professional Employees Union, who has granted $250 towards the funding of the conference! We appreciate your support.
Jun 9 2014 - 10:36am
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: An AIDS-free Generation: What will it take? Part 2: Tackling the Structural & Social Determinants of Health Join us as we engage in an evening of dialogue and debate focused on how tackling the structural and social determinants of health is an essential component of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This event is free and requires RSVP. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Monday, June 23, 6:30-9pm Maple Room, Strathcona Hotel 919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC RSVP: Featuring short presentations by:
May 27 2014 - 2:39pm
Open to all self-identified men. Come in for your rapid HIV test—results in minutes! Guy's Confidential STI Testing Clinic June 5, 6-8pm 1st Floor, 713 Johnson Street When you check in with reception, make sure to let them know you are with the Men's Testing Clinic For questions or to book an appointment contact Jonathan @250-384-2366 or text 250-812-2670
Mar 24 2014 - 12:47pm
Where will you dine this April 24? AIDS Vancouver Island's ninth annual Dining Out For Life is only a few weeks away! On April 24, over 75 of Vancouver Island’s best-loved restaurants will come together to take part in Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports island programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. For that one day, participating restaurants will donate 25% of food sales to AIDS Vancouver Island. The annual event, now in its ninth year, has raised more than $200,000 for programs and services across Vancouver Island. For restaurateurs, the event offers a chance to give back to their community as well as a promotional boost—diners are encouraged to get out and enjoy a meal at their favourite local establishment, or to try out a new one, with many restaurants offering special menu items on the day.
Feb 13 2014 - 3:48pm