Supervised Injection and bill C-2
To celebrate International Harm Reduction Day we are releasing data from the PROUD study relating to supervised injection services, and hosting a discussion with community members, people who use drugs, service providers, and researchers. Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, May 7th 2015
St. Brigid’s Church, 310 St. Patrick Street, (enter on Cumberland street)
Christine Lalonde and Dave Pineau from PROUD (Participatory Research Ottawa Understanding Drugs)
Sarah Vannice from the HIV & Hepatitis C Prevention Research Team
Rob Boyd from Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Lisa Wright from CSCS Ottawa (Campaign for Safer Consumption Sites)
Sean LeBlanc from DUAL (Drug Users Advocacy League) will MC
Bill C-2, the ‘Respect for Communities Act’, aims to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. However, the bill creates more barriers to the creation of new supervised injection services. Therefore, the bill undermines the rights of people who consume drugs to access lifesaving and health promoting services, while preventing the improvement of public safety in drug affected neighbourhoods.