Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response in Canada

In consultation with experts who work in frontline overdose prevention programs across Canada, this brief was developed to identify policy changes that can save lives and make Canada safer for all.
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Getting To Tomorrow: A Report on Canadian Drug Policy

The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports…

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2011-2012: Building a Movement

Read our Annual Report for highlights from our program for the 2011/2012 year. Click below to view the publication in full screen.  

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Stop The Violence BC: How Not to Protect Community Health and Safety

Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of academics, past/present members of law enforcement, and the general public concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth…

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Stop The Violence BC: Breaking the Silence: Cannabis prohibition, organized crime, and gang violence

Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of academics, past/present members of law enforcement, and the general public concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public forum to look at models... May 6, 2019

Going beyond decriminalization and envisioning a post-prohibition Canada where substances are legal and regulated What: Community forum featuring an international panel of experts on drug policy and experts with lived…

National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis... April 18, 2019

Hundreds of supporters and community members converged in downtown Vancouver to send a message to policymakers. Prohibition is costing lives and safe supply is urgently needed.

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….