London InterCommunity Health Centre
LIHC provides health and social services in a welcoming setting to those who experience barriers to care. These barriers may include poverty, homelessness, language or culture, and complex and/or chronic health conditions, including mental health and substance use. LIHC has been a leader in community-based Safer Supply programming, having introduced the Safer Opioid Supply program in 2016.
Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is a national organization that is comprised entirely of people who use(d) drugs, including our board and staff. One of our main purposes is to empower people who currently use drugs deemed illegal to survive and thrive, with their human rights respected and their voices heard. We envision a world where drugs are regulated and the people who use them are decriminalized. We are survivors of this war and we’ll continue to fight for policy reform that is based in evidence, understanding and compassion. We didn’t start the war, but we will end it! See CAPUD’s Safe Supply Concept Document.
The Alliance for Healthier Communities
The Alliance for Healthier Communities is the voice of a vibrant network of community-governed primary health care organizations. Alliance members serve diverse communities across the province of Ontario, and they are rooted in the communities they serve. They share a commitment to advancing health equity through the delivery of comprehensive primary health care. We are an organization and a movement. One committed to seeing a transformative change to the health system in Ontario. We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities facing barriers. Together with members and partners, the Alliance for Healthier Communities works to ensure healthier people, healthier communities, a more inclusive society, and a more sustainable health care system.
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (OAHAS) provides culturally respectful and sensitive programs and strategies to respond to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic among Aboriginal people in Ontario through promotion, prevention, long-term care, treatment and support initiatives consistent with harm reduction. We work from a culturally safe place to ensure the needs of our people are met through a continuum of wholistic care.