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Shadow Stealer

This is the story of a girl who lost her shadow. She would spend most of her life searching for this shadow. She lost it as a…

A letter to Nanaimo

WARNING: This blog contains mention of sexual abuse Dear Nanaimo, I am writing this letter to inform you, the city I have grown to love and the…

Getting to Tomorrow: Nanaimo dialogues speech

June 16 – I am deeply grateful to be gathered here with you here on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. My name…

We have a lot of work to do and a lot of love to spread

My name is Annie and I am Cree from La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan. I left there when was 8 because I was sick with Tuberculosis and…

OAT “Therapy” and me

I live in Nanaimo, also known as the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nations. It’s a city that goes by many other names: “The City with…

The Abyss

Unending darkness on unending night. Each way I turn, above me and below. Threatening to rebirth my greatest fears, But still I do not run from the…

I’m ready for a miracle

My whole life revolves around her Even though her evil side can burn She loves to feed off me Wastes my life, my energy Of the dangers,…

Why do I use?

I do it to forget Forget all the things I regret. I do it to escape reality To find a new identity. I do it to manage…

I lost my star

Monday night, I lost my star. A beautiful man that I have at heart.

Drug policy and racism in Canada

“The racist and anti-Black harms facilitated by drug law enforcement have extended beyond the criminal justice system.”

Coalition of local and national harm reduction and drug policy organizations push for policy change at public health dialogue on overdose/drug poisoning crisis

“It is not possible to have these discussions without the people who are most affected.”

Studies and evidence in support of harm reduction and public health-based drug policies

The international consensus reveals that harm reduction and progressive, public health-based drug policies save lives and improve community safety for all. They are solutions where everyone wins.

History of Drug Policy in Canada

Knowing about Canadian drug prohibition allows us to critically reflect on past practices, legal regulation, law enforcement, moral reformers and their agendas, new events and avenues to adopt.

Federal government must decriminalize drugs to save lives and protect communities

Decriminalization and legal regulation will allow people who use drugs to come forward to access life-saving social supports and a network of care. | Drug decriminalization in Canada

Addressing the syndemic of HIV, Hepatitis C, Overdose, and COVID-19 Among People Who Use Drugs

The criminalization of personal drug use marginalizes people who use drugs (PWUD), affecting their life, liberty, and security.

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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Changing the narrative on substance use

News & Updates

News & Updates

Red Naloxone kit

Advocates say weeks too long to address Winnipeg naloxone kit shortage (Citytv)

Female gas station attendant holding a Naloxone case

Naloxone kits now available at Selkirk's Shells (Selkirk Record)

Candles lining the floor at a vigil

Drug overdose deaths in Manitoba surge by 87% in 2020 (CBC)

Tattoo of a cross with angel wings on a arm

Making grief visible: When tattoos help cope with loss of a loved ones (CBC)

Image of an overdose victim on a tree

Overdose deaths continue to climb in Manitoba, renewing calls for government action (CBC)

Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg one step closer to bringing supervised consumption site to city (CBC)

Mothers standing with white crosses

Winnipeg advocates band together to raise awareness of overdose deaths (Global)

Naloxone kits on a table

Naloxone kits should be more widely available: overdose awareness group (CTV)