Bridging Community Connections in Nelson: Human Rights and Harm Reduction
The will be a virtual regional learning event regarding the toxic drug crisis in the Kootenays on Tuesday, December 5th.
The Bridging Community Connections in Nelson: Human Rights and Harm Reduction event is being held from 1-2:30 p.m.
During the December 5th virtual event, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will release a new report with recommendations from local stakeholders responding to the toxic drug crisis in our rural region.
This includes recommendations from our local Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks, and Cranbrook communities. We will screen a new short film.
There will be a panel discussion on human rights, harm reduction, overdose prevention services, and the role of low-barrier public healthcare in preventing overdose fatalities.
This event is a collaboration between the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, the Rural Empowered Drug Users Network, ANKORS, and the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force.
In October 2022, we hosted people from our Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks, and Cranbrook communities for the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition “Getting to Tomorrow” event in Nelson.
The event involved a wide range of stakeholders involved in responding to the toxic drug crisis, including healthcare leaders, social service leaders, frontline workers, and people with lived and living experience of substance use.
From this event, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition has produced a report with recommendations for improving low-barrier healthcare access in our local area.
Anyone interested in attending can register here: