National Meeting of Organizations of People Who Use Illicit Drugs

On October 16 and 17, 2013, a national meeting of peer-run organizations of people who use drugs was held in Victoria, BC. At the meeting, there were over 40 people from across Canada, including representatives from 14 independent peer-run organizations, peer representatives from BC Health Authorities and supporters from ally organizations. The meeting was organized by a national steering committee composed of representatives from peer-run
organizations across Canada. The national steering committee met monthly for a year preceding the conference. The two-day meeting was planned and hosted by SOLID (Society of Living Illicit Drug Users) in collaboration with the national steering committee, with support from AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Harm Reduction Network, Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC), the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), and the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG).

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Read the report that came out of the meeting

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