‘Blood Blitz’ in Courtenay set to normalize HIV testing ahead of Valentine’s Day
COURTENAY, B.C. – In an effort to make HIV testing as routine and accessible as possible, AIDS Vancouver Island in Courtenay will be hosting a “Blood Blitz” Testing day with HIV testing being made available to everyone on the day before Valentine’s Day.
The Blood Blitz Testing Day will take place on Thursday, February 13th from 1pm to 4pm at the Courtenay offices of AIDS Vancouver Island (355, 6th Street)
The event will offer rapid HIV tests that provide test results in less than 60 seconds.
“Being able to provide an HIV test result in 60 seconds greatly reduces the anxiety people feel about waiting to get their results. We can offer the test and offer support all in one visit.” says Sarah Sullivan key event organizer and support worker at AIDS Vancouver Island in Courtenay.
BODY MAPPING *free workshop, no art experience necessary
*for people who are HIV or hepatitis C +
*all genders welcome
*experienced, supportive facilitators
*art supplies and food provided
*help with transportation and childcare costs available
*confidential, comfortable workshop location in Victoria
*limited spots, short intake required
*weekend of February 21st – 23rd 2014
AIDS Vancouver Island and artist Peggy Frank are excited to offer this opportunity for HIV and hepatitis C positive folks to make their own Body Map.
REISSUED CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PRESENTERS.
This is a call for abstracts for the first annual Men’scapes Conference 2014: Reshaping the Terrain of Men’s Lives on Vancouver Island BC to be held on April 4th, 2014.
This is a call for presenters, workshops, and contributors.
This conference is for all Gay, Bi, Trans*, Two-spirit, MSM, and queer male identified folks on Vancouver Island, and surrounding locals. This is an opportunity to bring various folks within the community together to learn, share and debate issues of relevance to this particular community across the Vancouver Island and associated communities.
Please share widely with your networks.
NEW: We are seeking to hire 1 Casual/ On-Call Counsellor and 1 Casual Cook for our Positive Wellness Program in Victoria. Please download full job descriptions (below 'Attachments' at the bottom of this page.
About Positive Wellness Program
The Positive Wellness Program supports members of our community who are living with HIV and who may be co-infected with Hepatitis C. Support is offered through advocacy and counseling, and referrals to other services available in the community.
Both positions are open until filled. Please send your resume and cover letter to Kristen Kvakic email@example.com
What? Men's Stitch & Bitch : A group for men to come together, learn some new skills and share some laughs!
When? Monday, January 27th, 2014 7pm to 9pm
Where? To be announced
Why? This event is open to anyone who wants to get creative! Work on your own project or start the one provided.
More: Contact Jonathan Degenhardt at jontathan (dot) degenhardt (at) avi (dot) org or call 1-800-665 2437
Even more: Check out our event page on Facebook
NEW: All positions below have now been filled. There were many excellent applications received and we are no longer taking resumes. We want to thank everyone for their application and all the best in the future.
Early in 2014, we will be hiring a number of positions to support our harm reduction and support services teams at the Access Health Centre in Victoria. The following positions are available (click on the job titles linked in red for all the details):
Counsellor-Casual, Positive Wellness Program VICTORIA, POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Harm Reduction (Peer) Workers VICTORIA, POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED
AIDS VANCOUVER ISLAND
POSITION TITLE: Mobile Harm Reduction Worker
DEPARTMENT: Harm Reduction Services
SUPERVISOR: Coordinator- Harm Reduction Services
WAGE RATE: Grid 10
HOURS: 2 positions: 1 @25hrs/week and 1@ 16hrs/week
Shifts to be worked Wednesday through Sunday afternoons
Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator- Harm Reduction Services, the Mobile Harm Reduction Worker will provide a broad range of mobile harm reduction services, including supply distribution and recovery and education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
1. Harm reduction supply distribution and recovery in areas outside of downtown Victoria.
During the upcoming December break, AIDS Vancouver Island’s offices across the island will be operating at limited capacities. In Victoria, our mobile Street Outreach Services will be operating every day; (Call: 250 896 2849 for supplies & etc).
Anyone who is experiencing crisis & distress our reduced hours are encouraged to contact the Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
(Tel: 250 388 7400)
Dec 23rd Harm Reduction only (9am- 4pm)
Dec 24th Harm Reduction only (9am- 4pm)
CLOSED: Dec. 25th – 26th OPEN: Dec. 27th 11am to 3pm