Riding the Current Evidence 6th Annual Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) National Conference

Riding the Current Evidence 6th Annual Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) National Conference

Riding the Current Evidence6th Annual Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) National Conference November 22-24th 2013SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre 515 West HastingsThe Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is excited to announce its 6th Annual National Conference, “Riding the Current Evidence”. This year’s conference will be focussed on moving towards an evidence-based and health oriented approach to drug policy reform. Held in the beautiful downtown Vancouver, the conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, community tours and films exploring post-prohibitionist policies. Hosted by Simon Fraser University, the conference will bring together students, service providers, policy makers, educators and activists alike for an exciting and inspiring weekend!In spite of overwhelming evidence supporting ending drug prohibition, policy makers in Canada continue to enforce harmful drug policies based on ideology. Our goal is to give youth and students access to information on the best practices and evidence regarding drug policy. We aim to provide support, opportunities for skill building and networking to effectively and meaningfully engage in political processes - whether on a local, provincial or federal level. Conference attendees will also learn about the impact drug policies have on communities across Canada and how these policies intersect with other social issues including housing, the environment, poverty, racism and colonization. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. Sponsors:Drug Policy AllianceCanadian Drug Policy Coalition Canadian Harm Reduction Network-=-Conference ScheduleFriday November 22nd4pm-6pm Drug Policy Community ToursRegister Free Online: ridingthecurrent.eventbrite.caDTES Walking Tour with Donald MacPherson and Liz EvansMeet at InterUrban 1 E. Hastings by CarrallSensibleBC Bus Dispensary Tour with Dana Larsen SOLD OUTThe Medical Cannabis Dispensary (880 East Hastings Street) Meet Downstairs by the SensibleBC Bus-=-6pm Registration - SFU Harbour Centre 7pm Opening Keynotes: Jessica Danforth, Native Youth Sexual Health NetworkNational Youth Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)When Drug Policy Reform Isn’t Enough: Colonialism, Resistance, and Not Being ‘At Risk’ All By OurselvesDonald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy CoalitionBuilding Alliances: Drug Policy Reform Across the Americas8pm Social: Talented Tongues YouthCO @ 568 Seymour Street, VancouverSaturday November 23rd9am Insite for Community Safety Tour 47 Cordova St W9am-10am Registration and Breakfast10am Morning Keynote: Liz Evans, ED of PHS Community Services SocietyInsite for Community Safety: 10 Years of Resistance 11:15am Break11:30am Concurrent Sessions1. Workshop: Media Activism and Drug Policy Reform2. Panel: For Us, By Us: People Who Use Drugs Unite 3. Panel: Indigenizing Harm Reduction1:00 pm Lunch2:00pm - Keynote: Dana Larsen, Sensible BCMoving from Decriminalization to Legalization 3:15pm Break3:30pm Concurrent Sessions1. Workshop: Using Art to Build Harm Reduction - Highlighting Our Relationships to Body, Land, Community and Family as Harm Reduction for Indigenous Youth2. Panel: What’s next for Cannabis Policy in Canada3. Panel: Nightlife Harm Reduction3. Panel: Opiate Substitution Therapy & Human Rights5pm Closing Reflections5:30 CSSDP Annual General MeetingSunday November 24th9am Registration 10:00am Opening Panel: What’s next for Drug Policy Reform in Canada?11:15am Break11:30am Concurrent Sessions: 1. Workshop: Crack is Back: Safer Inhalation 1012. Panel: Psychedelics and Healing3. Panel: Youth-led Peer Education1pm Lunch2pm Keynote: Missi Woodridge, Executive Director, DanceSafeEvidence-based Nightlife Harm Reduction in North America3:30pm Concurrent Sessions1. Workshop: Pill Testing 1012. Harm Reduction: from Research to Practice3. Supervised Injection: Sanctioned and Unsanctioned5pm Conference Closing ReflectionsTransit Information:The nearest SkyTrain station for SFU’s Vancouver campus is Waterfront Station, which is a brief walk from Harbour Centre, Wosk Centre, Segal Graduate School of Business and the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.Waterfront Station is also served daily by SeaBus from North Vancouver. The West Coast Express commuter train travels to downtown Vancouver from Mission, Port Haney, Maple Meadows, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam Central and Port Moody during peak hours, Monday through Friday. See www.westcoastexpress.com for a complete schedule. Current schedules, route maps and fares for bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express services are available at TransLink.

Riding the Current Evidence

6th Annual Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) National Conference 

November 22-24th 2013
SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings

The Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is excited to announce its 6th Annual National Conference, “Riding the Current Evidence”. This year’s conference will be focussed on moving towards an evidence-based and health oriented approach to drug policy reform. Held in the beautiful downtown Vancouver, the conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, community tours and films exploring post-prohibitionist policies. Hosted by Simon Fraser University, the conference will bring together students, service providers, policy makers, educators and activists alike for an exciting and inspiring weekend!

In spite of overwhelming evidence supporting ending drug prohibition, policy makers in Canada continue to enforce harmful drug policies based on ideology. Our goal is to give youth and students access to information on the best practices and evidence regarding drug policy. We aim to provide support, opportunities for skill building and networking to effectively and meaningfully engage in political processes – whether on a local, provincial or federal level. Conference attendees will also learn about the impact drug policies have on communities across Canada and how these policies intersect with other social issues including housing, the environment, poverty, racism and colonization.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.

Sponsors:

Drug Policy Alliance

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Canadian Harm Reduction Network

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Conference Schedule

Friday November 22nd

4pm-6pm Drug Policy Community Tours

Register Free Online: ridingthecurrent.eventbrite.ca

DTES Walking Tour with Donald MacPherson and Liz Evans
Meet at InterUrban 1 E. Hastings by Carrall

SensibleBC Bus Dispensary Tour with Dana Larsen SOLD OUT
The Medical Cannabis Dispensary (880 East Hastings Street)
Meet Downstairs by the SensibleBC Bus

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6pm Registration – SFU Harbour Centre

7pm Opening Keynotes:

Jessica Danforth, Native Youth Sexual Health Network
National Youth Coordinator, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

When Drug Policy Reform Isn’t Enough:
Colonialism, Resistance, and Not Being ‘At Risk’ All By Ourselves

Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Building Alliances: Drug Policy Reform Across the Americas

8pm Social: Talented Tongues YouthCO @ 568 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Saturday November 23rd

9am Insite for Community Safety Tour 47 Cordova St W

9am-10am Registration and Breakfast

10am Morning Keynote:
Liz Evans, ED of PHS Community Services Society
Insite for Community Safety: 10 Years of Resistance

11:15am Break

11:30am Concurrent Sessions

1. Workshop: Media Activism and Drug Policy Reform

2. Panel: For Us, By Us: People Who Use Drugs Unite

3. Panel: Indigenizing Harm Reduction

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00pm – Keynote: Dana Larsen, Sensible BC
Moving from Decriminalization to Legalization

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Workshop: Using Art to Build Harm Reduction – Highlighting Our Relationships to Body, Land, Community and Family as Harm Reduction for Indigenous Youth

2. Panel: What’s next for Cannabis Policy in Canada

3. Panel: Nightlife Harm Reduction

3. Panel: Opiate Substitution Therapy & Human Rights

5pm Closing Reflections

5:30 CSSDP Annual General Meeting

Sunday November 24th

9am Registration

10:00am Opening Panel: What’s next for Drug Policy Reform in Canada?

11:15am Break

11:30am Concurrent Sessions:

1. Workshop: Crack is Back: Safer Inhalation 101

2. Panel: Psychedelics and Healing

3. Panel: Youth-led Peer Education

1pm Lunch

2pm Keynote: Missi Woodridge, Executive Director, DanceSafe
Evidence-based Nightlife Harm Reduction in North America

3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Workshop: Pill Testing 101

2. Harm Reduction: from Research to Practice

3. Supervised Injection: Sanctioned and Unsanctioned

5pm Conference Closing Reflections

Transit Information:

The nearest SkyTrain station for SFU’s Vancouver campus is Waterfront Station, which is a brief walk from Harbour Centre, Wosk Centre, Segal Graduate School of Business and the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Waterfront Station is also served daily by SeaBus from North Vancouver. The West Coast Express commuter train travels to downtown Vancouver from Mission, Port Haney, Maple Meadows, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam Central and Port Moody during peak hours, Monday through Friday. See www.westcoastexpress.com for a complete schedule. Current schedules, route maps and fares for bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express services are available at TransLink.