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Action for Safer Supply - People Who Use Drugs Working Group
Purpose: As a working group composed exclusively of people who use drugs, Action for Safer Supply advocates for expanded access to safer supply for people who use drugs across the country.
Completed activities: Recently, the working group developed and designed the Safer Supply, Opioid Agonist Treatment & Harm Reduction: National Advocacy Toolkit - now available online and for download. They also ran a three-day anti-shame campaign leading up to World AIDS Day 2022 on December 1st called #NoShameNovember30 - learn more here!
Current activities: The working group is currently wrapping up their 2022 activities and are brainstorming plans for new projects in 2023.
Safer Supply, Opioid Agonist Treatment & Harm Reduction: National Advocacy Toolkit
|NSS-CoP People Who Use Drugs Working Group - Action for Safer Supply, 2022
Safe Supply: Concept Document
Download (PDF) (également disponible en français)
In Our Resource Library
Substance Use Related Language & Stigma
|Katie Upham, 2023
Past Hot Topic Webinars
Harm Reduction, Safer Supply & Experiences of Pre- and Peri-Natal Care
Moderator: Keri Guelke
Speakers: Julene Rawson, Jenna Bly, Hawkfeather Peterson
Urine Drug Screenings: Science and Implications on the Lives of People Who Use Drugs
Moderator: Phoenix Beck McGreevy
Presenter: Claire S
Speakers: Ashley Smoke, Nat Kaminski, Keri Guelke, Hawkfeather Peterson
Wound Care Workshop for Non-Clinicians
Speakers: Erin Telegdi, Sunny Sultan
Problems with Medicalized Safer Supply
|NSS-CoP and CAPUD, 2022-03-15
Moderator: Matthew Bonn
Speakers: Jeremy Kalicum, Eris Nyx
Expert Panel of People Who Use Drugs
Panellists: Angie, Ashley, Liam, millie, Phoenix, Steve, Thomas