Full Report Respect for Communities Act:

Respect for Communities Act: The Case for Repeal and Q&A

The so-called Respect for Communities Act was passed in 2015 in the last Parliament, with the clear goal of impeding the expansion of supervised consumptions services (scs). The Act is…

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Civil Society Statement to the National Opioid Summit

Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. This statement outlines concerns that civil society organizations have about the emerging federal, provincial and territorial response to this crisis…

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Cannabis Regulation and the UN Drug Treaties: Strategies for Reform

As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in…

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10 Points We Want Canada to Push For at the United Nations

On April 19 – 21, 2016 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, (UNGASS) took place in New York City. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the…

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Canadian Drug Policy Coalition/Canadian HIV / AIDS Legal Network Policy Briefs

Canada is known around the world as a leader in harm reduction. It is host to the first, and only supervised consumption site in North America, Insite, which has saved…

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Challenging Drug Prohibition

This report is a summation of a public forum of the same name held on May 17, 2014 at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The event was a…

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The Vienna Declaration

A major focus of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna July 18 – 23, 2010 is the prevention of HIV as a result of injection drug use within the context of criminalization…

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Statement to the Bill C-2 Hearings

Bill C-2, also known as the Respect for Communities Act, was first introduced to the House of Commons on October 18, 2013. The bill is the government’s response to the September 2011…

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Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies That Work

This report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy calls on governments to rethink global drug policy, to take some immediate measures to address drug problems, and not to shy…

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Promoting Smart Policy on Drugs

Brief to the Canadian delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) from Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Click here to view the full brief >…

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Job Posting: Public Engagement Manager January 23, 2019

CDPC Public Engagement Manager – Job Posting The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is launching a ground-breaking participatory systems change initiative across Canada! Over the next three years, we will…

Job Posting: Strategic Communications Manager January 7, 2019

CDPC Strategic Communications Manager Job Posting The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is launching a ground-breaking engagement initiative across Canada! Over the next three years, we will be working with…

STIMULUS 2018: DRUGS, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN CANADA September 14, 2018

From October 3 – 5, 2018, advocates and those inspired to create new approaches to drugs will be together in Edmonton, AB. This has been a CDPC vision for a long time….