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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.

Expertise of people who use drugs must be central to design of safe supply

If people who use drugs are not meaningfully involved, the quality of the research and its impact on policy and service delivery is likely to suffer.

Why I overdosed during the pandemic, and why I survived

COVID-19 has created havoc for people who use drugs—and that obviously includes me.

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition launches national dialogue series on the overdose crisis and COVID-19

Finding common ground and shared meaning to realize solutions to the overdose crisis. A public health and human rights-based approach.

Canada’s current approach to substances

Rather than being benign tools aimed at promoting the health of Canadians, drug laws introduced in the early 1900s were meant for social control and targeted certain groups of people, including Asian immigrants, people of colour, and Indigenous people.

What is harm reduction?

Harm reduction saves lives and connects people with vital social services, health care, and stability.

Considering alternative drug policies: decriminalization and legal regulation

Legal regulation would create safer communities for everyone. It would greatly reduce overdose, weaken high-level organized crime, and keep drugs away from youth.

What is a public health and human rights approach to substances?

By changing the way we see and frame substance use, we can move towards a system of laws and policies that will prevent harm and death.

The impact of stigma

Stigma can create real and tangible harms for people who use drugs. We can help or harm through our words and behaviours.

Outcomes of our current approach to substances

The system is failing and fuelling overdose deaths, violence, and organized crime.

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)