Positive Living North: No khe¯yoh t'sih'en t'sehena Society (PLN) has been a solid and reputable not-for-profit community-based HIV/AIDS/HCV service organization since its incorporation in 1992.
We are an Aboriginal AIDS Service Organization (ASO) that has a proven record of innovation, responsiveness, and commitment to all Northern residents. In response to the scope of the HIV epidemic in our community, we continue to provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS/HCV (PHAs), and address the greater need for prevention and education services.
Positive Living North has years of experience managing programs from diverse funding streams. Due to this experience, this further cements the agency as a reputable AIDS service organization, with the ability and knowledge of how best to reach and engage the target populations. We have taken lessons learned, best practices and evaluation recommendations and amended our service delivery approach to be reflective of the needs of the clients.
As the only Aboriginal AIDS service organization in Northern British Columbia, characterized by years of experience and expertise in the field of HIV/AIDS/HCV prevention education, we know what has to be done. By acting strategically, working collaboratively, and sharing our skills and resources, we are effective.
By working together, we are closer to achieving our common goal: Stopping HIV/AIDS/HCV in the North.
As a leader in preventative health, we promote the holistic well-being of individuals and communities in Northern British Columbia.
In pursuit of our Vision, Positive Living North will utilize a harm reduction model to:
- Educate ourselves and others concerning HIV/HCV and related issues and challenges;
- Empower those we serve in the creation of opportunities for healthy living to be realized at the individual, family and community levels; and
- Support those we serve through a continuum of care that is grounded in respect and compassion.
- We role model respect, accepting and acknowledging others and the many gifts we each possess.
- We promote the inclusion of people, ideas, perspectives and cultures. Through an Aboriginal lens, we see and embrace diversity within our membership and our communities.
- Our commitment to integrity lies at the heart of who we are and what we believe. We bring confidentiality, passion, humility, honesty, fairness and a strict code of ethics to our work.
- Our success depends upon our ability to perform as a highly effective team. We acknowledge the mutual responsibility of citizens, partner agencies and government to provide a high quality of life and to work together to meet our common goals. Together everyone achieves more.
- We foster open and clear dialogue that encourages the willingness to speak up and actively listen, within a framework of mutual respect and shared understanding.
- We value results accomplished through dedicated members, volunteers and employees who endeavor to meet the needs and expectations of the community. We accept personal and professional responsibility to achieve the goals established for our organization.
- We strive to provide quality public service through sound decision-making and accountability for our actions. We provide relevant, current and accurate knowledge in a professional manner.