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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…

Drug policy and racism in Canada

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

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.

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.

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News & Updates

News & Updates

Drug policy group stops in Nanaimo for dialogue amid ongoing public health emergency (Nanaimo News NOW)

Drug policy group hosts public dialogue on the overdose crisis in Nanaimo (Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Nanaimo group wants overdose-prevention site for those who inhale (Times Colonist)

Overdose crisis leads Nanaimo drug users to open supervised site (CHEK News)

Nanaimo city council asked to seek decriminalization of personal drug possession (Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Updates from: Nanaimo Community Action Team on the Overdose Crisis

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