Steering Committee - Jordan Westfall

Jordan Westfall

Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs

Steering Committee

Jordan is the current President of the Canadian Association of People who use Drugs (CAPUD). As President of CAPUD, Jordan oversaw a rapid expansion of the group’s membership, and scope of advocacy work. This includes increasing CAPUD’s social media presence, their voice in health promotion and policy communication, and their participation in policy development. Campaigns that CAPUD has developed include the #BANTHEBODY campaign to eliminate stigmatizing imagery in health communications. CAPUD was also a co-intervener in the R v. Lloyd Supreme Court case that saw mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders struck down as unconstitutional. Jordan has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. He wrote his graduate thesis on drug overdose prevention in British Columbia. His writing has been published in the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.

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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….

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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…

insite vigil poem by the late Bud Osborn March 1, 2017

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,…