Making the Connection: HIV & Addictions Lunch and Learn

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HIV West Yellowhead is still offering our HIV and Addictions session in Jasper and Whitecourt throughout the next few months.

It is our hope that healthcare, social service workers and anyone who knows or works with people at risk or living with addiction will attend the session and be open to broadening their learning on the following subjects surrounding addictions:

  • Health culture
  • Reactions to conflict – Health care systems vs. street reactions
  • Understanding addictions
  • Pain control
  • Withdrawal
  • Bridging the gap between healthcare providers and people living with addictions
  • Common myths
  • and Effective strategies for service providers

Lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attendees. Donations are welcome and every contribution helps us provide services in your regions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

JASPER – COS (Community Outreach Services) Building – Thursday, April 23, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
WHITECOURT – Forest Interpretive Centre – Tuesday, May 19, 12:00pm – 1:15pm


Alberta Positive Voices Conference March 6 – 8 2015

The Alberta Positive Voices Conference, March 6 – 8, 2015 will be held this year in Morley, AB at Nakoda on the Lake. It is a bi-annual event that brings together people living with HIV/AIDS from across the province to learn about better health management and new advances in the pandemic while providing opportunities to form networks of friendship and support.

Current estimates show that over 71,000 Canadians have HIV/AIDS, including more than 4,000 Albertans.  This years conference, Looking Forward; Learn, Love & Laugh, will bring together 100 people living with HIV/AIDS and their spouses/partners for what has been described as a life changing experience.

This conference is unique because it is planned and delivered by people living with HIV/AIDS for and to people living with HIV/AIDS. Positive individuals participate at all levels; as planners, committee members, speakers and attendees.  The APVC works to break isolation, foster self-esteem, growth and understanding of living with HIV/AIDS while building the capacity of future leaders living with HIV/AIDS to better inform policy and services, break the isolation created by HIV stigma and discrimination and build personal advocacy skills in Alberta.

The APVC is currently accepting scholarship and abstract submissions and can be submitted using the following links:

APVC Call for Abstracts – Deadline February 6

APVC Call for Scholarships – Deadline February 13

If you need help getting registered or would like more information call Karly or Courtenay at the HIV West Yellowhead offices – (780)852-5273. Don’t miss out an this amazing opportunity!