There has been some incorrect information circulating about certain programs and services for Indigenous people in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.
The contract for the Positive Outlook Program's (POP) ends at the end of March, and in following VCH guidelines, VCH will be issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to provide the service.
Any organization, including the one currently holding the contract, Vancouver Native Health Society, is welcome to bid for it.
There will be no service disruption for clients. No matter who the successful proponent is, HIV clients will continue to get the care and supports they need. And once a proponent is chosen a transition plan will be in place.
VCH is working with Vancouver Native Health Society to ensure clients continue to receive the care and supports they need.