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Aug 30 2016 - 10:42am
In honour of International Overdose Awareness Day, we will be offering overdose prevention & response training every 30 minutes from 10am-3pm this Wednesday at the Victoria office (3rd floor, Access Health Centre, 713 Johnson Street). No need to register, just show up and we will walk you through information on overdose risk and how to reduce it, how to identify an overdose, and what to do when they occur (including how to administer naloxone/ Narcan). Free take-home naloxone kits will be available for anyone who may face overdose risk and who cannot afford to purchase them from a pharmacy.
Aug 22 2016 - 3:01pm
We are looking for someone with excellent administrative and information technology skills who also has an interest in social justice issues including those faced by people living and at risk of HIV and hepatitis C; LBGTQ peoples and people who use illicit drugs. The ideal candidate enjoys meeting a diverse range of people in the course of their work and is able to function independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Areas of responsibility will encompass finance, facilities management, systems administration and volunteer coordination.
Aug 10 2016 - 9:54am
August 10th is a day when all prisoners stop work and fast to remember our friends and associates who have died behind the walls.  The human spirit flickers the lowest in our prisons; the pain of confinement, isolation from family and communities, despair and despondency, suicide, guilt, shame, loss, disease, fear, violence are the constant companions and a powerful reminder of the realities all prisoners face. It is for this reason, that we all pause to remember. Clare Culhane, my friend and mentor wrote: "We can´t change prisons without changing society, we know that this is a long and dangerous struggle. But the more who are involved in it, the less dangerous, and the more possible it will be."
Jul 28 2016 - 9:42pm
  POSITION TITLE:         Harm Reduction Support Worker CATEGORY:                 Regular/Full-time and Casual DEPARTMENT:           713 Outreach Team, Harm Reduction Services SUPERVISOR:              Harm Reduction Services Coordinator WAGE RATE:               Grid 10 (starting $21.13/hr) HOURS:                       There are two regular full-time positions, both at 37.5 hours/week:
Jul 28 2016 - 9:22am
We're having a World Hepatitis Day Contest in Courtenay and Campbell River.  Want to play? Simply visit a minimum of 6 of the 9 contest locations to receive a stamp on the game card for a chance to win! Rules and regulations below.  Courtenay: Between July 25 - 28th visit a minimum of 6 of the 9 contest locations to receive a stamp on the game card. Place completed game card in an entry box by 12:00pm on July 28th at contest locations or by 6:00pm at Gala Event (Prime Chop House and Wine Bar, 1089 Braidwood Road). Contest winners will be notified by August 5th.*AVI staff members, their immediate family & partners are not eligible to participate. 
Jul 4 2016 - 12:40pm
With the tragic events that have transpired in the last few weeks, we at AIDS Vancouver Island have talked a lot about why we still need Pride, and why it is important for us to March. The easiest answer is to just look at the world around us. Yes things have gotten better in some regards, we can marry the person we love, and we can’t lose our jobs (in most cases) because of our sexual identities. But as we are all well aware, there are still major steps that need to be taken so that we can walk outside of our homes holding hands with our partners, wearing the clothing that we feel most comfortable in, and just physically being able to express the way that we feel inside our bodies through our physical appearance and mannerisms. This is why we march:
Jul 4 2016 - 12:16pm
We are looking for someone with excellent administrative and information technology skills who also has an interest in social justice issues including those faced by people living and at risk of HIV and hepatitis C; LBGTQ peoples and people who use illicit drugs. The ideal candidate enjoys meeting a diverse range of people in the course of their work and is able to function independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Areas of responsibility will encompass finance, facilities management, systems administration and volunteer coordination.
Jun 28 2016 - 8:06am
 AIDS VANCOUVER ISLAND JOB DESCRIPTION  POSITION TITLE: Counsellor- Casual on call  DEPARTMENT: Positive Wellness Program  SUPERVISIOR: Director of Programs  BARGAINING UNIT: Health Services & Support Community Subsector Association  CLASSIFICATION: GRID 10  ______________________________________________________________________    JOB SUMMARY 
Jun 27 2016 - 1:29pm
Check out our wonderful new video about AVI's Harm Reduction Services. Thank you to Bryan Skinner and Matt Miles for all your hard work on this project.
May 17 2016 - 11:07am
We are looking for passionate, dedicated and committed Board Members to help us achieve our vision on Vancouver Island.   Our vision, at AIDS Vancouver Island, is of a world free of HIV and hepatitis C. Until that time, we work to support and educate those who are infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C and to address discrimination and stigma in the broader community.   Board Members play a vital role in setting policy decisions, advancing our strategic plan and acting as ambassadors for AVI. Fundraising, public policy, medical, legal, social work, and government backgrounds are preferable with a commitment and a willingness to learn being essential. Those with HIV and / or Hepatitis C are also encouraged to apply.