Julie Dingwell

AIDS Saint John

Steering Committee

Julie Dingwell has been the Executive Director of AIDS Saint John since 1999 and a founding member and Chair of the Sex-trade Action Committee (STAC) since 2005. She has been involved with several research projects and is a co-applicant on the CIHR funded Promising Practices in the Engagement of People Living With or At-Risk for HIV/AIDS in Rural Canada . In 2011, she and Saint John Police Chief Bill Reid produced a video on harm reduction for York University. Ms. Dingwell is committed to enhancing the meaningful involvement of people who use drugs in small/rural Canadian communities and is interested in policy development around addictions issues. She provides frontline experience of the many barriers around access to harm reduction.

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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,…

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 Overdose 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…