Positive Living BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. It exists to provide its members with access to the wide variety of servicesprograms and resources in order to support them in managing the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS, including:

  • Full voting rights and the opportunity to shape the future of the organization
  • Community Health Fund
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Treatment information
  • Social and special events
  • Healing retreats
  • Support groups
  • The lounge and iCafé
  • Income tax preparation assistance
  • Free subscription to Positive Living magazine
  • Massage therapy, professional hair styling, and much more!

Full Membership is free and open to all people living with HIV in British Columbia. The Change of Address Form can be used by members to submit a change of address or information updates.

As a Full Member of  Positive Living BC you have a unique opportunity to empower yourself fully and to make a difference in the HIV-positive community, and gain access to the wide variety of Positive Living BC services and resources in order to manage the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS.

Associate Membership is available for anybody who does not meet the criteria for Full Membership.

Typically this includes a friend or partner of somebody who is living with HIV, a member of staff of another organization that works with HIV, or somebody else that wishes to be involved in and support Positive Living BC’s work.

Associate Membership in the Society is free and Associate Members are entitled to access some of the Society’s wellness services.  Please note that Associate Members do not have the voting rights that Full Members do.

Associate Members may wish to subscribe to the Society’s Positive Living magazine – an innovative, bi-monthly publication that provides informative, current information on a broad range of HIV/AIDS topics.  The annual subscription fee (six issues) is $25CDN in Canada and $50CDN for international subscribers.  To subscribe, click here.

The Society also produces eNews, a regular weekly emailed update of all the latest HIV/AIDS news and stories.  To subscribe, click here.

To apply, please fill out an Associate Membership Application Form or contact Member Services:

  • 604-893-2262
  • membership@positivelivingbc.org
  • online contact form