Connect with CSSDP at our Annual General Meeting

Oct 3, 2018 | Edmonton, AB | Online, Anywhere


At our AGM this year, we’ll be covering our 3 goals from last year, our accomplishments,

and our focuses for 2019. We’ll also be holding board elections, so if you want to join us at a national level, get ready! Contact us to learn more.

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Every year, we hold an Annual General Meeting to go over our goals, our finances, and our future. We encourage participation via Zoom and as long as you RSVP, you’re welcome to join us to contribute to the conversation. If you have any ideas that you think CSSDP ought to cover, send us an email and let us know!

2018 AGM Schedule

October 3rd, 2018

4:30 PM PST
5:30 pm MDT
7:30 PM EST


A few minutes for everyone to get sorted and share any news from Stimulus Conference with the rest of CSSDP.

4:45 PM PST
5:45 pm MDT
7:45 PM EST

Chair Dessy Pavlova

A brief overview of CSSDP and participating chapters.

Each chapter to introduce their chapter leader or designated speaker speaking on behalf of the group.

5:00 PM PST
6:00 pm MDT
8:00 PM EST
Agenda Overview

Chair Dessy Pavlova

We will be covering several topics including board accomplishments, individual chapter goals and board elections.

Note re: Board elections: Submitted applications will be sent to all participating chapter members with a link 1 day ahead, to be completed by end of the AGM. Open question period.

5:30 PM PST
6:30 pm MDT
8:30 PM EST
Chapter Overview

Chapter Liaison
Heather D’Alessio

Introductions of each active chapter participating and any news submitted ahead of time by chapter leaders for the board and other chapters to be aware of. May be submitted as blog.

5:45 PM PST
6:45 PM MDT
8:45 PM EST
2018 Goal Overview

Vice Chair
Michelle Thiessen

Our 3 goals for 2018 included: 1) cannabis education campaign; 2) medical cannabis coverage by university insurance plans; 3) Naloxone and harm reduction on campus.

6:00 PM PST
7:00 PM MDT
9:00 PM EST
2019 Goal-setting

Chair Dessy Pavlova

We accomplished a lot this year so some of these will be continuations of last years’ goals, with some additions.
Got an especially interesting idea? Let us know!

6:15 PM PST
7:15 PM MDT
9:15 PM EST
New Board Welcome

Former Chair/Strategic Advisor Dessy Pavlova

With a newly elected board at the helm of CSSDP, there will be a lot to organize and plan for the coming year! All CSSDP alumni will be a part of a Knowledge Translation workshop to ensure our new board members are well-equipped to keep  CSSDP accomplishing all our sensible drug policy goals!


Our goals and members

Dessy Pavlova
Dessy Pavlova

Chair since 2017, joined board 2015

Toronto, York, Ryerson chapters

Avery Sapoznikow
Avery Sapoznikow

Outreach Chair, Co-Secretary, joined 2016

UBC-Okanagan Chapter

Nick Cristiano
Nick Cristiano

Personnel Liaison, joined 2015

Toronto, York Chapter

Antonio Cillero
Antonio Cillero

Political Advocacy Chair, joined 2015

Toronto Chapter

Jill Robinson
Jill Robinson

Board member, joined 2018

UBC-Okanagan Chapter

Jenna Valleriani
Jenna Valleriani

Strategic Advisor, joined 2013

Toronto, Vancouver Chapter

Sensible Cannabis Education
Sensible Cannabis Education

A Toolkit for Educating Youth, published 2018

Stephanie Lake
Stephanie Lake

Co-Secretary, joined 2017

Vancouver Chapter

Kira London-Nadeau
Kira London-Nadeau

Board member, joined 2018

Montreal Chapter

Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels

Board member, joined 2018

UBC-Okanagan Chapter

Learn more about what CSSDP does and how you can get involved

We encourage everyone interested to join us at the 2018 AGM!

Michelle Theissen
Michelle Theissen

Vice Chair since 2017, joined board 2016

UBC-Okanagan Chapter

Heather D'Alessio
Heather D'Alessio

Chapter Liaison, joined 2015

Ottawa Chapger

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Scott Jacobsen
Scott Jacobsen

Blog Coordinator, joined 2017

Remote support

Alex Betsos
Alex Betsos

International Liaison, joined 2013

Vancouver Chapter

Want to Speak at this AGM or at a CSSDP Board Meeting?

Where It’s At

STIMULUS Conference
Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada 2018
9797 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

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Connect with us if you have anything to add to the AGM agenda, or any questions, concerns or comments about CSSDP that we may want to take into account ahead of our Annual General Meeting. See you there!

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