Empowering Choice: Expanding Options for Safer Supply in Rural & Remote Communities

The Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply (KISS) was established in the summer of 2022 for the purpose of establishing a non-medicalized, peer-led safe supply program to serve the rural & remote West Kootenay region. Hear about their challenges & some of the lessons learned on the rocky road to making that goal a reality, while also hearing from some of Nelson’s prescribed safer supply providers about the challenges and successes they’ve experienced in the course of their work.

Then look to the future, with a discussion of how to build a collaborative continuum of safer supply options that is adaptable and responsive enough to meet the diverse and ever-evolving needs of our rural community, keeping people connected to care, and always with options other than having to access the toxic unregulated drug supply.

Closed captioning in English was provided.

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Our Speakers

  • Amber Streukens (ANKORS/REDUN)
  • Erin Thomson (ANKORS/Rise Clinic)
  • Dr. Michael Vance (Interior Health-MHSU)
  • Dr. Thomas Kerr (BCCSU/UBC Department of Medicine)
  • Dylan Griffith (KISS) 

Moderator: Phoenix Beck McGreevy (Imagine Safer Supply)