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Positive Living eNews March 17, 2017



There’s still time to get your tickets to RED!

It’s hot and it’s almost here – Vancouver’s breathtaking night of fashion and flair, RED. A celebrated cast of the city’s top impersonators, dancers, models, designers, hair stylists, and make-up artists are uniting to put on an unforgettable fashion show at the Harbour Event Centre on May 13th, 2017. RED will benefit people in our communities who are living with HIV. Experience it from the front row, get your tickets today!

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

South Asian Peer Support

Peer support group for South Asian people living with HIV, offered in partnership with UBC’s Dr. Farah Shroff. Discussion will focus on topics important to participants, as well as on subjects like isolation, support, stigma, shame, and belonging.
Contact for dates and times.
heshama@positivelivingbc.org

Health Clinics
Thursday Massage, 1 hr appointments available at 1:30, 2:45 or 4:00, email clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book this popular clinic.Take charge of your health. Naturopathic Medicine Wednesday evenings. 1-hr appointments at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30, call 604-893-2203 for info

 

Volunteer with Positive Living BC

Share your time, skills and energy with the members of Positive Living BC. Help us work towards a BC where people living with HIV are free to live purposeful and actively engaged lives in an accepting, inclusive community. For more information about volunteering, please contact:
Marc Seguin, Manager of Volunteer Services
T: 604-893-2298
E: marcs@positivelivingbc.org

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: March 17, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews March 10, 2017



We raised $26,950 this past Wednesday!

A huge thank you to all that attended the Red Ribbon Breakfast! Together our community raised $26,950 through donations and sponsorship. Huge thanks to our fabulous table hosts Grant Minish, Zdravko Cimbaljevic Dean Thullner Victor Elkins, Bob Sung, Christopher Koene, Graeme Boyd, Bramwell Tovey, Allan Hovan, Irene Goldstone & Ziad Sultanali! Here’s the video from this morning!

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Peer Support Facilitator Position

BC Women’s Hospital Oak Tree Clinic is seeking a peer support group facilitator to join our Peer Support program. The intention of this position is to co-facilitate a monthly Peer Support Group for women living with HIV/AIDS at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver.

To Apply:

Fax or email a one page description of you and your qualifications to Jane Cameron at the Oak Tree Clinic: Fax: 604-875-3063 or email: jcameron3@cw.bc.ca Short listed applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. For further information contact Jane at 604-875-3755

Life, Love, and Lunch

A special women’s event at the Positive Gathering this year for women with HIV. This will take place before the main conference festivities for Positive Gathering begin, on Friday March 17th ,1-4:30pm. There will be a delicious buffet lunch. Please feel free to share with any women you might see or think would be interested or could benefit from participating. Women do not have to be attending the Gathering to come to this.
Email: allison_carter@sfu.ca
The event is only for poz women, not providers.

 

You are Not Alone – HIV & Mental Health

Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on Tuesday, March 14th for our next Workshop
Presented by CHIUS “Community Health Initiatives by University Students”
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: 803 E. Hastings Street (@ Hawks Street). Seating is LIMITED. A light meal will be provided
To attend this workshop, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at
wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: March 10, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews March 3, 2017



Tickets for RED are on sale now ! You do not want to miss out on this fun filled night !

When: Saturday May 13th, 2017
Where: Harbour Events Centre – Plaza of Nations

6:00 – 7:00 VIP Reception
7:00 – 8:00 Cocktail Hour
8:00 – 9:00 Program Starts
9:00 – 10:30 Fashion Show

Tickets are limited so order now!

Proceeds benefit peer-based support programs and health and wellness services at Positive Living BC.

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Canada

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Legal Clinic

FREE Legal Clinic at Positive Living BC.

Students from the UBC “Law Students Legal Advice Program” will be here on

Thursday MARCH 9TH
6:30pm – 8:30pm
803 E. Hastings Street

Please call 604-822-5791 to book your appointment.

Life, Love, and Lunch

A special women’s event at the Positive Gathering this year for women with HIV. This will take place before the main conference festivities for Positive Gathering begin, on Friday March 17th ,1-4:30pm. There will be a delicious buffet lunch. Please feel free to share with any women you might see or think would be interested or could benefit from participating. Women do not have to be attending the Gathering to come to this.
Email: allison_carter@sfu.ca
The event is only for poz women, not providers.

 

You are Not Alone – HIV & Mental Health

Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on Tuesday, March 14th for our next Workshop
Presented by CHIUS “Community Health Initiatives by University Students”
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: 803 E. Hastings Street (@ Hawks Street). Seating is LIMITED. A light meal will be provided
To attend this workshop, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at
wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: March 3, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews February 24, 2017



RED is in Vegas this year!

RED is a fashion, dance and talent extravaganza that takes guests on a 90-minute theatrical journey through the lives of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Now entering its second year, RED a Positive Day takes us to Vegas and is sure to be an evening of nonstop fun. This year’s high-energy event is staged by 200 volunteers rallying together to donate their time, talent and loving care in support of Positive Living BC—Western Canada’s largest consumer-based HIV service organization.

In the news

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Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Last chance to register

Registration for Positive Gathering will be over on March 1, however if you reside in the Lower Mainland then your deadline is March 10.

HERS

HERS Group: Discussions and workshops on topics relating to women living with HIV. Come and join us as we learn from each other and guest speakers in a safe, inclusive, supportive, and fun environment. We will discuss topics such as: Sexual Heath, HIV & Aging, Nutrition, & Self Care. HERS group is co- facilitated by an HIV+ Peer Navigator and an IDC Social worker. HERS will be held on the 5th floor of Saint Pauls Hospital in the IDC group room. It will be the 1st Thursday of every month (first one on March 2) from 11am- 12:30pm (snacks will be provided) for more info please email wendys@positivelivingbc.org

 

HIV and the Housing Crisis

You are invited to join us for our next Community Forum
Accessing safe and affordable housing and other services for people aging with HIV.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western to share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED!
Please RSVP to
wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: February 24, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews February 17, 2017



Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

RED

An event featuring an all-star cast of local Illusionists, dancers, models, designers, fashion retailers, hair stylists, and make-up artists and much more who are uniting to support Positive Living BC and its 5,700 HIV-positive members across BC…all in front of an expected sold-out crowd.

Please take a few minutes to answer a brief survey about this periodical & its related web version. Positive Living Magazine takes the decision about its content seriously, as we want to represent the HIV community in good faith and with utmost respect.
The survey is available until February 25, 2017. Each survey participant* will be entered into a draw for a special prize.
*One entry per reader only

 

HIV and the Housing Crisis

You are invited to join us for our next Community Forum
Accessing safe and affordable housing and other services for people aging with HIV.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western to share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED!
Please RSVP to
wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: February 17, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews February 10, 2017



Applications for Workshop Proposals & Scholarships will only be accepted until February 17

Visit www.positivegathering.com today to register (closes March 1, 2017), apply for a scholarship and to submit your very own workshop proposal!

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

You are not Alone: HIV & Mental Health

CHIUS Workshop – Tuesday, March 14th – 6pm – 8pm

People living with HIV can be overwhelming for many people, we experience high rates of depression and anxiety as well as concerns about STIGMA and discrimination.

Seating is limited, to reserve your space email wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call 604-893-2259
A light meal will be provided.

Office Closed
Please note :
Positive Living BC will be closed on Monday Februray 13, 2017 for Family Day. We will re open on Tuesday February 14, 2017.
Thank you.

 

HIV and the Housing Crisis

You are invited to join us for our next Community Forum
Accessing safe and affordable housing and other services for people aging with HIV.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western to share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED!
Please RSVP to
wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: February 10, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews February 3, 2017



Registration closes March 1st

Positive Gathering is a conference developed for and by people living with HIV—and it’s coming up on March 17-19 in Vancouver.

Activities include interactive workshops, guest speakers and a gala dinner.

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to PLHIV from outside the Lower Mainland so visit www.positivegathering.com today to register, apply for a scholarship and to submit your very own workshop proposal!

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

HERS

Discussions and workshops on topics relating to women living with HIV. Come and join us as we learn from each other and guest speakers in a safe, inclusive, supportive, and fun environment. We will discuss topics such as: Sexual Heath, HIV & Aging, Nutrition, Self Care, and much more. HERS group is co- facilitated by an HIV+ Peer Navigator and an IDC Social worker. This will be held at the 5th floor at Saint Pauls Hospital in the IDC group room. It will be the 1st Thursday of every month (next one on March 2) from 11am- 12:30pm (snacks will be provided) for more info please email wendys@positivelivingbc.org

Join in on February 7 for the Black HIV Awareness Day. Positive Living BC will be there as well. The African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day helps raise awareness of HIV and contributes to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities

 

Readers’ Survey
How are we doing? Take a few minutes to answer a brief survey about this periodical and its related web version. Only with your valued input, can we learn how we are doing, what we can do more (or less) of, and how we can do better.

Attention members: Tell us how to make your Society better!
Positive Living BC constantly strives to better serve its members and to meet its mission statement. We are currently in the strategic planning process and hope to make the Society even better.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: February 3, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews January 27, 2017



Positive Gathering 2017 will be held on
March 17-19.

Positive Gathering is a conference developed for and by people living with HIV—and it’s coming up on March 17-19 in Vancouver.

Activities include interactive workshops, guest speakers and a gala dinner.

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to PLHIV from outside the Lower Mainland so visit www.positivegathering.com today to register, apply for a scholarship and to submit your very own workshop proposal!

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Volunteer Today!

You are being invited to attend our next all day Agency Volunteer Orientation and Education Session, which will take place on:

Thursday February 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch & Snacks will be provided!

To confirm your attendance: Please contact Marc Seguin,
(604-893-2298) or e-mail with your rsvp: marcs@positivelivingbc.org *(Please indicate any dietary restrictions)

CHIUS
Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 for our next CHIUS Workshop
HIV & Alternative Health
Presented by CHIUS “Community Health Initiatives by University Students”
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
803 E. Hastings Street (@ Hawks Street)
Seating is LIMITED. A light meal will be provided
To attend this workshop, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2239

 

Working in collaboration within the Health Promotion Team and with other Positive Living Staff and Volunteers, under the guidance of the Director of Programs and Services, the Treatment Outreach Coordinator facilitates and coordinates the planning, development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of treatment information dissemination both in-house as well as externally.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: January 27, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews January 19, 2017



Positive Gathering 2017 will be held on
March 17-19.

Positive Gathering is a conference developed for and by people living with HIV—and it’s coming up on March 17-19 in Vancouver.

Activities include interactive workshops, guest speakers and a gala dinner.

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to PLHIV from outside the Lower Mainland so visit www.positivegathering.com today to register, apply for a scholarship and to submit your very own workshop proposal!

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Volunteer Today!

Do you have an interest in volunteering with Positive Living BC?
You are being invited to attend our next all day Agency Volunteer Orientation and Education Session, which will take place on:

Thursday February 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch & Snacks will be provided!

To confirm your attendance: Please contact me back- Manager of Volunteer Services­ Marc Seguin,
(604-893-2298) or hit reply to this e-mail with your rsvp: marcs@positivelivingbc.org *(Please indicate any dietary restrictions)

Dental & Massage
Dental appointments available free of charge for members every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm, and are provided by 4th year students of the UBC Dental Hygiene Program.
To book an appointment please call 604-893-2202.Book your appointment for a relaxing massage today. Times available for Monday, Thursday & Friday, please email clinic@positivelivingbc.org

 

Working in collaboration within the Health Promotion Team and with other Positive Living Staff and Volunteers, under the guidance of the Director of Programs and Services, the Treatment Outreach Coordinator facilitates and coordinates the planning, development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of treatment information dissemination both in-house as well as externally. Researches and disseminates current information on HIV treatments and access thereto.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: January 19, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews January 13, 2017



Positive Gathering 2017 will be held on
March 17-19.

Positive Gathering is a conference developed for and by people living with HIV—and it’s coming up on March 17-19 in Vancouver.

Activities include interactive workshops, guest speakers and a gala dinner.

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to PLHIV from outside the Lower Mainland so visit www.positivegathering.com today to register, apply for a scholarship and to submit your very own workshop proposal!

In the news

British Columbia

Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Red Ribbon Breakfast

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

A high-powered networking event for busy professionals. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and learn about the work Positive Living BC does in the community.

To RSVP, contact Zoran Stjepanovic, our Director of Development, at zorans@positivelivingbc.org or 604-893-2282.

 

Dental Work
Appointments available free of charge for members every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm, and are provided by 4th year students of the UBC Dental Hygiene Program.
PLHIV are prone to some conditions which can cause serious dental problems. To book an appointment please call 604-893-2202.

 

Part time Peer Navigator

We are hiring a Peer Navigator! The successful candidate will be working with hetero males in the Downtown Eastside who are facing issues such as mental illness, HIV , and/or addictions.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: January 13, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.