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April Smith on Positive Paid Work at SFU in Vancouver

March 20, 2012


Eleventh Circuit Court rules in favor of HIV-positive man denied job as Atlanta police officer

February 3, 2012

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, 2 February 2012

ATLANTA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and remanded the case of Lambda Legal client, Richard Roe, back to district court on Wednesday.

Roe applied to be a police officer with the Atlanta Police Department (APD), but was denied employment because of his HIV status.

“This is a great victory for Lambda Legal’s client who will now get his chance in court to show how the APD’s refusal to hire him was discriminatory and illegal,” said Scott Schoettes, Lambda Legal’s HIV Project director.


Eleventh Circuit Court rules in favor of HIV-positive man denied job as Atlanta police officer


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Positive Paid Work Job Board

January 28, 2012

Welcome Employees and Employers!

Sign up and join our new “Positive Paid Work Jobs” message forums!

Please your post what you are looking for, so that everyone can see and meet you for positive paid work interviews! 🙂

When posting in “Positive Paid Work Jobs

Please include

Your Company Name

Your Contact Name

Full time or Part Time

What type of work

Wages/Salary offered




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Thank you very much! :)

Positive Thoughts for Positive Paid Workers book

January 28, 2012

Here are some art panels from our ongoing creation of the  “Positive Thoughts for Positive Paid Workers” book

We at Positive Paid Work would love to see it published and be used for HIV Positive Work Educational material!

Thanks to the kind folks at AHA MEDIA for their help ! :)

TAKE BACK CANADA with Mel Hurtig on Sat Feb 11 at 7pm in Vancouver

January 27, 2012

Positive Paid Work will attend the fantastic event TAKE BACK CANADA with MEL HURTIG!

Vancouver, BC January 27, 2012.





Subhead: Proposed Jasper National Park privatization and sale of Canadian publisher McClelland and Stewart riles Order of Canada holder. Reeling from the news that two of Canada’s national treasures are being traded away, the man who founded both the Council of Canadians and the National Party of Canada will soon be speaking in Vancouver at an event entitled “Take Back Canada!” Order of Canada recipient Mel Hurtig will share his reaction to two new developments that have rocked Canadian patriots in recent weeks: the Harper government’s push to privatize part of Jasper National Park, and the recent sale of Canadian publishing stalwart McClelland and Stewart to Random House,a division of the German media giant Bertelsmann.

Hurtig is the key speaker at a February 11 event in East Vancouver organized by veteran Vancouver activist Occupy movement supporter Ruth Meta. Meta and fellow organizers are not part of Occupy Vancouver, but a new grouping provisionally titled “Occupy Ideas.”

Meta is a former independent bookseller and founder of Downtown Eastside non-profit dedicated to self-employment of residents of Strathcona/DTES.

Hurtig established his own publishing company in the early 1970s, published the landmark Canadian Encyclopedia in the mid-’80s before selling the company to the venerable Canadian publisher McClelland and Stewart in 1991. Random House of Canada became the sole owner this month, taking over the 75 per cent that had belonged to the University of Toronto Press.

Hurtig has been speaking off about the sell off of all things Canadian for the past 40 years … and these two Harper initiatives are just two of the increasingly dismal sell offs of all things “Canadian”.

Hurtig considers the sale of McLelland and Stewart “extremely painful” both personally and nationally. McClelland and Stewart was founded in 1906, and was to have published Hurtig’s next book, a deal which he is now considering canceling.

Another development which has riled Hurtig and other Canada boosters is a proposal by the Harper government to allow what is essentially an American company to build a 300-metre metal walkway over the world-famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, in Jasper National Park.

If approved, the walkway will be built by Brewster Canada – a travel company that is an 80 percent-owned subsidiary of the American-based company VIAD. Hurtig and other critics say the plan would not only spur development, but give an American company the right to charge Canadians for entry into parts of Jasper park.

“Take Back Canada!” Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:00 pm. – 2010 Dundas East

– Musical accompaniment by “The Canadian Sellouts.” (aka Hall 23) – 2010 Dundas East Street Vancouver, BC.

– Admission by donation (suggested minimum $5)

– Inquiries: Ruth Meta. 778-869-8414. Email:


M.A. Demers and The Global Indie Author book

January 15, 2012

As a follow-up to her popular talk on self-publishing, local author M.A. Demers will answer questions about the industry, her experiences as a self-published author, and the technical requirements of self-publishing, in particular ebooks.

In March 2011, M.A. Demers self-published her first mystery novel, Baby Jane, to Amazon’s Kindle, followed in May with the print-on-demand trade paperback. In November she publishedThe Global Indie Author: How Anyone Can Self-Publish in the U.S. and Worldwide Markets, copies of which will be available on the evening at a special event rate.

Michelle graciously autographed her The Global Indie Author: How Anyone Can Self-Publish in the U.S. and Worldwide Markets book for us at AHA MEDIA and Positive Paid Work

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Positive Paid Work incorporates as a Non Profit Society in Vancouver

January 10, 2012

The team at  Positive Paid Work signed paperwork to become a new Non Profit Society in Vancouver!

Peter Davies of Positive Paid Work  happily talks about our experience in the following  video


Below is a photo of Peter Davies giving a thumbs up while holding the Incorporation Fee

Below is a photo of Richard of Positive Paid Work holding our envelope sent to the Corporate Registry in Victoria, BC

We  are so excited here at Positive Paid Work!! 🙂