A resource-sharing community for Canadian HIV and hepatitis C service providers

Positive Living Society of British Columbia

POSITIVE LIVING BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. We are a Registered Non-profit Society  (#11928-2085) and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement. Uniquely among major agencies in Canada, the POSITIVE LIVING BC Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV-positive members.

With a membership of more than 5,700 HIV-positive members and a proud history spanning three decades, we are Western Canada's largest AIDS service organization and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement. We rely on funding, donations from the wider community in order to provide our range of services and events, and to produce a variety of resources and publications.

Our educational resources address such topics as healthcare, legal issues, dental hygiene, travel, HIV diagnosis, and more.


Publication date: 2018

This Goals and Assesment plan tool provides Peers and the people they are working with a guide to explore a multitude of areas in a person's life, identify goals, including streghts and challenges...

Publication date: 2017

Resources related to hiring Peers, Peer code of ethics, training syllabus ideas and helping Peers determine their readiness to be a Peer.

Code of ethics and Readiness to be a peer resources...

Publication date: 2013

If you live in British Columbia and are newly diagnosed with HIV or re-engaging with care, peer navigators can help. Peer navigators are trained and educated on health issues surrounding HIV/AIDS...

Publication date: 2013

This resource can help you plan for your health recovery after you leave the hospital. It includes information on what to do before you leave the hospital, follow-up appointments, involving a...

Publication date: 2014

Information for newly diagnosed people, written in plain language. Contains information on the HIV virus, blood work, medication, disclosure and more.

Publication date: 2015

“Disclosure: Telling Someone You Are Living with HIV” is based on the lived experience of PLHIV and includes:

  • -benefits and risks of disclosure;
  • -information on legal...

Organization Details

Service area:
British Columbia

1101 Seymour Street
British Columbia
V6B 0R1