Community Partner: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
Our mission is to eliminate barriers and create opportunities for people to have equal access to health & wellness and to live in our community with dignity. We believe a community is diminished when people who need health and wellness are marginalized. We believe in equitable delivery and availability of health services. We believe that people who use drugs, people who are challenged with stigmatizing health conditions, people who are incarcerated and people who are insecurely housed are especially at risk for not having equal access to health & wellness and a life in our community with dignity. We believe in the power of Yukon’s cultural diversity and the richness of its First Nation, Inuit and Metis tradition and roots.
Support drug policies based on evidence and compassion.
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Latest Blog Posts
Seeing substance use as a moral failing doesn’t help. It makes you feel stigma and shame, which makes it harder to change.
Harm reduction and drug policy organizations seek solutions to Yukon’s overdose crisis at territory’s first-ever public health dialogue on drug policy-related harms
Bringing diverse communities together to find and enact solutions to the overdose crisis.
You shouldn’t be afraid to phone 911 if you witness an overdose: The benefits and limits of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
If you are being detained, you have a right to know why you are being detained and the right to remain silent until you have had a chance to speak with a lawyer.
We need more support for people with addiction in our communities. Having access to continued trauma counselling to help resolve issues with her upbringing and being abandoned would have helped a lot.
I wish I could say that my story ends here, but it is just the beginning.
For anyone who is struggling right now, try to find someone you trust who you can talk openly with.
My past revealed how structural stigma works and creates serious harm for people in need.
The psychological and physical pain people who use drugs experience is unbearable. It’s stigma.
Harm reduction helps connect people with life-saving services that help them turn their lives around. It provides hope, and path forward. I’m living proof of this.
Denying people harm reduction will increase rates of overdose, HIV, and Hepatitis C, as well as increase costs to the health care system.