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Programs

We offer programs and resources to women living with HIV and related health issues like hepatitis C, as well as to health care and social service providers. We are trans-inclusive and child-friendly. We support communities to provide a full spectrum of non-judgmental care to women and their families. Women living with HIV in BC can access our programs free of charge.

Intervention Program

The focus of the intervention program is to respect each person’s decisions about their health and advocacy needs. Women determine their own level of participation, but may choose from numerous options:

  • Meeting one-on-one with intervention staff for support and advocacy
  • Connecting and talking with other positive women
  • Getting assistance to navigate and access health care options
  • Taking part in educational events

Education and Prevention Programs

We also provide education and prevention programs and resources that are used in BC and across Canada.

The central issues that we consistently see a need to focus on include the following:

  • HIV and hepatitis C myths
  • gender inequities in health and health care
  • HIV disclosure and criminalization
  • violence against women
  • racism
  • migration
  • poverty, housing, food security, and other social determinants of health

We offer free workshops to students, service providers, and community groups. Need to brush up on your HIV basics? Learn how to work with women living with HIV? Figure out how the criminal law on HIV non-disclosure affects your work? Please contact us to arrange a workshop tailored to your site.

We hold an annual SpringBoard conference for women and health and social services communities to keep up with developments in the fields of HIV and hepatitis C.

Our offerings also include an array of online and print materials. Resources regarding diagnosis, disclosure, and pregnancy are always in demand. You can subscribe to our publications free of charge.

We send out ongoing resources and insights through social media. We’re on Twitter and Facebook. Our specialized prevention and sex education program for older women, You Should Know, also has its own social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.

Curious about something you don’t find here? Check out our links or contact us. If you’re keen to find out about our events, see our program calendar.