World AIDS Day - Dec 1, 2016

The tools to build better drug policy are available to us now.

In Memory of Raffi Balian February 22, 2017

Raffi Balian passed away on February 16, 2017 Raffi was one of the founding members of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC). He was very excited that the founding group…

How to Help the Opioid Crisis December 21, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on the tragedy that continues to unfold in Canada; the unprecedented numbers of deaths from drug overdoses this year. At CDPC, we…

World AIDS Day 2016 – Three Papers To... December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day 2016 is on December 1st. View three important publications relating HIV/AIDS to harm reduction and drug policy. We will continue to work towards the equitable, safe and dignified treatment…

We’ve Been Here Before – Overdose Deaths in... November 24, 2016

Former BC Chief Coroner Vince Cain, in his report on British Colombia’s opioid overdose catastrophe in the nineties, conducted a thorough analysis of the problem we were facing then. Among…

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition on Cannabis Regulation August 17, 2016

Canada is at a turning point in terms of cannabis policy. The Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation has released its discussion paper for input. The Task Force proposes five elements…

Survey sheds light on safety issues around drug... June 21, 2016

Originally posted on straight.com on June 9th, 2016 at 1:43 PM Stacey Forrester is a Vancouver-based harm-reduction advocate and nurse involved in projects on health and safety at live-music events and is focusing her…

Criminalization of people who use drugs harms some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. This has to stop.

  • Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.

(Photo credit: Farhang Ghajar, CBC)