Shelley Marshall

University of Manitoba

Steering Committee

Shelley Marshall is a doctoral candidate in Nursing at the University of Manitoba, with an interest in the historical, social, and policy conditions that shape drug-related benefits and harms. She has worked in harm reduction programming and service delivery in Winnipeg’s core area since 1998, including several years as a street outreach nurse. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in public health, Shelley is involved in overdose response and naloxone distribution programming, and is a partner in several research projects related to sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, and drug-related harms and structural violence. With the Manitoba Public Health Association, she is engaged in advocacy around distributive and discursive policy issues that impact health and social inequities in Manitoba.

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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 Opioid 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…