Harm Reduction: 2 Upcoming Webinars

On October 14th, two webinars will be held on topics relevant to harm reduction service providers.

1) COVID-19 and Safe Supply: Issues in Quebec — IN FRENCH ONLY
Wednesday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)
To register: www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-covid-19-et-approvisionnement-plus-securitaire-enjeux-au-quebec-122586554685

Facing the second wave of COVID-19, this webinar will present of issues and potential solutions for clinical teams and managers to support the implementation of a safer drug supply during the pandemic.

Organized by:
Équipe de soutien clinique et organisationnel en dépendance et itinérance

Representative of the Association québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues (AQPSUD)
Dr. Marie-Ève Goyer, Deputy Head of Specific Services, Scientific Director of Équipe de soutien clinique et organisationnel en dépendance et itinérance, CCSMTL
Dr. Ève Guillotte, Medical Coordinator Programme CRAN, CIUSSS-CCSMTL, direction des programmes santé mentale et dépendance

2) Stimulus Webinar: Decriminalization: Beyond the Buzzword
Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) / from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)
To register: https://aidq.org/evenements/webinaire-stimulus-decriminalisation-une-nouvelle-tendance

Up to now, drug policies in Canada have failed to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Criminalization puts, more than ever, people who use drugs at risk and contributes to their marginalization and oppression. As the country faces two major crises, establishing a public health and human rights approach to drugs is urgently needed to save lives.

In this webinar, four speakers will present different aspects and international models surrounding decriminalization of drug possession for personal use.

Organized by :
Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)
Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD)
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC)

Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Guillermo R. Aureano, Coordonnateur des stages et chargé de cours au Département de science politique de l’Université de Montréal
Emily Grant, Social Psychiatric housing Manager, RainCity Housing
Jaime Arredondo Sánchez Lira, Professor at the Drug Policy Program at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Julie-Soleil Meeson, Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)