Blog

Read the CSSDP team’s posts on the latest news surrounding drug use and harm reduction.

 

Paradigma Day 1

Paradigma Day 1

These blog posts are made in collaboration between CSSDP, SSDP and Youth RISE as part of our joint effort to provide youth with information about the Commission of Narcotic Drugs. We are the Paradigma Coalition. Authors: Alex Betsos (CSSDP) and Róisín Downes (SSDP)...

read more
Let’s Talk about Bell’s Prison Phone Cap

Let’s Talk about Bell’s Prison Phone Cap

  Bell Canada’s contract with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is up for renewal in 2020. Bell Canada has held an exclusive contract with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario to operate their prison phone systems in...

read more
Annual Report

Annual Report

[advanced_iframe securitykey="b9319447250e48160190620dad502876eec002b9" use_shortcode_attributes_only="true" src="https://cssdp.org/uploads/2019/11/CSSDP_AnnualReport_2018_2019.pdf" width="100%" height="600" scrolling="auto" id="advanced_iframe" name="Find...

read more

Safe Injection Sites and Peer Support Initiatives

By: Melanie Davis              Safe Injection Sites face a lot of uncertainty as power changes hands, and public perception on the opioid crisis changes. One factor that remains is that these sites save lives. There is a substantial body of literature that focuses on...

read more
CSSDP AGM 2019 – Nov 14th 2019

CSSDP AGM 2019 – Nov 14th 2019

The Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy's Annual General Meeting is happening in just a couple of weeks! We've done a lot since the last AGM - from creating our Cannabis Education Toolkit to our most recent project, the election drug policy report cards, we...

read more
Drug Policy Report Card

Drug Policy Report Card

As Canadians get ready to head to the polls on October 21st, we realize how far drug policy has come, yet also how much there is left to do. We look with pride at the fact that federal parties are directly addressing harm reduction in their platforms – something we...

read more
First Nations Conference in Vancouver, BC

First Nations Conference in Vancouver, BC

T​he first First Nations mental health and wellness conference will be taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mental health and substance abuse are major issues for the First Nations Community within Canada. Elders, educators, well as community...

read more
Karmik is Here to Help with Nightlife

Karmik is Here to Help with Nightlife

British Columbia harm reduction organizations are hoping to improve the safety of nightlife in Victoria, ​ British Columbia. Organizations such as Karmik. ​ The new chapter will be ​in Victoria, ​British Columbia. T​here will be provisions of drug checking...

read more
Mothers Gather as a Force for Harm Reduction

Mothers Gather as a Force for Harm Reduction

You go about daily life, wander from the kitchen to grab coffee, and back to the fridge for some foodstuffs to make the sandwich for your son’s lunch before he heads off to school. He is in grade 12, but having troubles. Communication, though good in the...

read more
Needles Potentially Placed Deliberately in Victoria, BC

Needles Potentially Placed Deliberately in Victoria, BC

One Victoria Island Health official speculated on the potential of sabotage by opponents of harm reductions based on reportage by the Victoria, British Columbia police of an increase in the quantity of discarded syringes (Britten, 2018; CBC News, 2018a)....

read more

Categories

Archives

If you are interested in writing a blog post, contact us at contact@cssdp.org. We would love to hear from you!