We take pause in our work on drug policy in Canada to once again remember that our current drug policies have colonial and racist roots and that our work ahead is to stand with and support Indigenous Peoples and work together to create policies that end the discrimination, oppression and other devastating consequences so many experience.
My journey across three provinces to help end stigma around substance use
In 2021, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will train its focus on decriminalization and the legal regulation of drugs to help end the harms of the toxic drug market.
People will likely die without the supervised consumption services ARCHES provides and the community of care built around it.
Caught in the crosshairs of this unprecedented disaster are people who use drugs and the frontline harm reduction and healthcare workers who support them
If both countries don’t take greater steps to improving access, our claims of superiority will be little more than blowing smoke.
This is what Australia is missing. Besides people being misinformed about safe injection sites, we lack a community-led approach to harm reduction
My education on drug policy issues came directly from the community here in Vancouver; namely, from working on the corner of Main and Hastings for ten years, talking to people who used drugs and community members about the absurdity of our approach to people who use criminalized substances
The Liberals have another chance to do what is right: embrace evidence-based policies that will help end the deaths and human suffering crippling communities across Canada.