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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!

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Positive Living Magazine
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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!

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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!

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!

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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.

 

Positive Living eNews January 5, 2017



Our next Lunch & Learn is on January 12, 2017 @12pm.

Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC)
Presented by Kohen Elander, Social Worker with Providence Health Care (St. Paul’s Hospital)

Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is Provided
Can’t be there in person?
Join us LIVE via Webinar (click here to register)

To attend this lunch & learn, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2239

In the news

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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!

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.

 

Cuts & Reiki

January 9 from 10am-1pm we will have our Hair Salon open for sleek cuts and/or trims. Please call the front desk to book: 604-893-2200.

January 11 from 2pm-5pm we will have Reiki. To book your appointment email clinic@positivelivingbc.org

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 Mental and/or Addiction challenges.

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 5, 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 December 30, 2016



From our family here at Positive Living BC to yours we want to wish you a Happy New Year!

Please note that we will be closed on Monday (January 2, 2017) and will re open on Tuesday (January 3,2017).

In the news

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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!

Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on January 12, 2017 @12pm for our next Lunch & Learn educational session on Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC).
Presented by Kohen Elander, Social Worker with Providence Health Care (St. Paul’s Hospital)
Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is Provided
Can’t be there in person?
Join us LIVE via Webinar (click here to register)
To attend this lunch & learn, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2239

Canada’s Volunteer Awards
The Canada Volunteer Award recognizes the important contributions of a not-for-profit organization. If you know a not-for-profit organization that is making a difference in your community, show your appreciation by nominating them for Canada’s Volunteer Awards today.

Part time Peer Navigator

The Positive Living Society of BC’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the member/participant,develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets.Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the Positive Living Society’s Peer Navigation Services.

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: December 30, 2016

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 December 23, 2016



Happy Holidays from our family here at Positive Living BC

Please note that we will be closed on Monday (Dec 26) and Tuesday (Dec 27). There will be no massage treatments for all of next week (Dec 26- Dec 30) but will resume starting January 2, 2017. Check our Facebook and Twitter for the Health Clinic schedule.

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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!

Thank you for your kindhearted and caring past support of the Positive Living Society of British Columbia. 2016 has been rife with financial challenges in the HIV sector—so much so that we have had to forgo our annual Members’ Christmas Dinner. But not all is lost! With your generosity, Positive Living BC can make 2017 a year of hope and health for people living with HIV in our community. Click here to donate today!

Sustaining a culture of giving through Canada’s Volunteer Awards
Many organizations have an important role in sustaining the well-being of communities.They share a common goal with many us: to make a difference. The Awards recognize the important contributions of not-for-profit organizations across the country. If you know a not-for-profit organization that is making a difference in your community, show your appreciation by nominating them for Canada’s Volunteer Awards today.

Part time Peer Navigator

The Positive Living Society of BC’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the member/participant,develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets.Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the Positive Living Society’s Peer Navigation Services.

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: December 23, 2016

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 BC eNews December 16, 2016




Positive Living is now hiring! Come join our amazing team here as a part time Peer Navigator.

The Positive Living Society of BC’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the member/participant, develops strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets. Working collaboratively with other health care and wellness providers, the Peer Navigators provide direct health system navigation, health advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized health, social and emotional well-being and wellness resources related to HIV. Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the Positive Living Society’s Peer Navigation Services.
If interested please send Cover Letter and Resume to: glenb@positivelivingbc.org or
drop off in person at Positive Living BC Office –
803 E. Hastings St. Vancouver BC. V6A 1R8

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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!

Thank you for your kindhearted and caring past support of the Positive Living Society of British Columbia. You have helped us deliver programs, services and supports that sustain health and improve quality of life for our members. 2016 has been rife with financial challenges in the HIV sector—so much so that we have had to forgo our annual Members’ Christmas Dinner. But not all is lost! With your generosity, Positive Living BC can make 2017 a year of hope and health for people living with HIV in our community.

• A donation of $100 will do wonders to sustain our highly successful Healing Retreats (actual cost for one member is $570 over 3 nights with meals provided).
• A donation of $50.00 will help cover costs associated with our valuable support groups such as Ou+doorsmen, SUITS, AJ’s Café, Member’s Lounge, WISE Women’s Support and ViVA (women’s support group).
Of course, the season wouldn’t be complete at Positive Living BC without our Members’ Lounge Tribute Tree.
• For a donation of $25.00, we’ll write your loved one’s name on a red ribbon ornament that will decorate the brightly-lit tree in our Member’s Lounge.

Polli & Esther’s Closet

Winter is here! Helping members stay warm & dry with scarves, toques & hats now available. Come and get your pick and stay warm with these extremely cold Vancouver nights.

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: December 16, 2016

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 BC eNews December 9, 2016




Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on December 14 for our next Lunch & Learn educational session.

Narcan / Naloxone Training (with Train the Trainer) Presented by Rebecca Thomas, Vancouver Coastal Health. 10:00am – 12 noon
Positive Living BC Boardroom
803 E. Hastings Street (@ Hawks Street)
Seating is LIMITED. A light snack will be provided.
To attend this lunch & learn, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2239

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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!

Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is an opioid-blocking drug that has been used to quickly reverse heroin, morphine, OxyContin®, and other opioid overdoses. It is a safe drug with minimal side effects and has been approved for use in emergency settings in Canada for over 40 years. The current Fentanyl crisis has made this emergency treatment much more well known.

Two sessions:

1. Naloxone Training beginning at 10am for approximately one hour… shows you how to administer life-saving Naloxone if you encounter someone who is experiencing an overdose from Opioid Drug use.

2. We will hold a Train the Trainer session for those who are interested so you can train others to administer this life-saving antidote.

Holiday giving and helping with Positive Living BC

During the Holidays here at Positive Living BC we could always use a helping hand in our various departments, we offer a wide variety of positions. Click here to volunteer today!

Get your friends and family to choose us this season for their Holiday charity of choice. Every dollar makes a difference for our members & services. Consider donating today!

Holiday Dinner update

Financial constraints are preventing Positive Living BC from hosting our annual Members’ Holiday Dinner in 2016. Your Board of Directors knows how important this event is to many Society Members–and we apologize for this seemingly Scrooge-like start to your holiday season. However, we simply were unable to secure enough funding for this year’s event when the cost of other direct services are considered. Be assured, the Dinner remains a priority for us and the event will be restored as soon as funds are available (hopefully in 2017). We are also hoping to provide a comparable free-to-members event sometime in Spring 2017 to launch our move into our new headquarters. Stay tuned!

Please contact neils@positivelivingbc.orgwith your questions and concerns.

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: December 9, 2016

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.