Resources for People Who Use Drugs

People who use drugs are experts -- that's one of our guiding principles. Accordingly, people who use drugs play significant roles in every part of our work, and are paid for their expertise.

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

  CAPUD, 2019

Download (PDF) (également disponible en français)

In Our Resource Library

Substance Use Related Language & Stigma

  Katie Upham, 2023

Download (PDF)

Past Hot Topic Webinars

Harm Reduction, Safer Supply & Experiences of Pre- and Peri-Natal Care

  NSS-CoP, 2022-08-25

Moderator: Keri Guelke
Speakers: Julene Rawson, Jenna Bly, Hawkfeather Peterson


Urine Drug Screenings: Science and Implications on the Lives of People Who Use Drugs

  NSS-CoP, 2022-06-30

Moderator: Phoenix Beck McGreevy
Presenter: Claire S
Speakers: Ashley Smoke, Nat Kaminski, Keri Guelke, Hawkfeather Peterson


Wound Care Workshop for Non-Clinicians

  NSS-CoP, 2022-04-04

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

  NSS-CoP, 2021-11-25

Moderator: Franky
Panellists: Angie, Ashley, Liam, millie, Phoenix, Steve, Thomas