Dear Members,

Earlier this year PWN went through staffing and program changes due to reductions in provincial funding. Recently, we received word from one of our core funders that they will no longer fund PWN. Because of that we, are not able to continue programming as usual.

Starting January 1, 2017 we will be temporarily shutting down the following services while we go through a review process. Charisse, Judy, and Sangam will be working during the next 3 weeks to help you find needed services during this transition.

 The programs that are being suspended are:

  • One-on-one support
  • Weekly lunches
  • Food bank
  • Lunch’n’Learns
  • The W Group
  • Drop-in space Tuesday – Thursday
  • Training and Workshops

We will continue to host the monthly SWINN meetings, and the Indigenous Land based Retreat in March will be held as planned.

We know that this is difficult news for everyone so please feel free to reach out for more information or support.

Read our Letter To Stakeholders Dec 2-2016 here

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Positive Women’s Network challenges gender-based health inequities for women living with HIV and hepatitis C. We lead initiatives to promote women-centred health, public education, and research on HIV and hepatitis C. We serve British Columbia, and many of our resources are used across Canada.

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