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Job Posting: Public Engagement Manager

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

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

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….

INTERNATIONAL INTEREST IN DRUG CHECKING

This is a guest blog provided by Nazlee Maghsoudi. The Canadian Drug Policy attended HR17 and we are pleased to share this account of the conference. INCREASING INTERNATIONAL INTEREST IN DRUG…

Bus Osborn Portrait

insite vigil poem by the late Bud Osborn

Last week, for the National Day of Action for the Overdose Crisis, we marched with 922 feathers, one for every life lost in BC in 2016. Our Executive Director, Donald MacPherson,…

In Memory of Raffi Balian

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 Overdose Crisis

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

World AIDS Day 2016 – Three Papers To Read

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…

figure on page 6 - Cain's 1994

We’ve Been Here Before – Overdose Deaths in BC, 1994

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

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…