On June 16 – 19, join us for a week of education and action to end poverty-related deaths in BC. Victoria has the highest number of street deaths per capita in BC. In a four month period, 30 people died on the streets of this city. It’s time to take on the structural inequalities and barriers to services that are systemic causes of these deaths.
Our annual Peer Convergence a grassroots initiative focused on community building by and for people who use illicit drugs (PUID) and who face significant marginalization, stigma and barriers to health.
We delivered a modified version of the VicPD survey to 110 individuals with no fixed address from May to August 2014. Our intention is that the valuable experiences of individuals with no fixed address will inform ongoing oversight and review of processes concerning VicPD operations.
To mark the first National Harm Reduction Day in Canada (June 12th), CAPUD is releasing a report calling for dramatic changes in the participation of people who use illicit drugs in the services, policies and research that directly impact their lives. [download English and French versions of the report below]…
SOLID supported Centre for Addictions Research of BC in laying out key issues faced by people who use(d) illicit drugs when accessing care in hospitals. SOLID has presented this work to nurses and other hospital staff at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee Hospitals. Read the report: bulletin11-creating-culturally-safe-care