CSSDP’s grassroots network of youth and students work together to raise awareness about harm reduction and sensible drug policy. When given evidence-based information, young people are armed to make educated decisions about their health. We believe that youth should have a voice in issues that effect them, and CSSDP does our best to create a platform where we can interact with stakeholders of all kinds, and utilize the support of businesses and organizations to bring forward positive change in our communities.
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Help Get Us to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)
The United Nations (UN) is hosting the annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 14th, 2019. CSSDP is sending two board members to attend in order to make sure that Canadian youth are both represented in international drug policy, and so that the information surrounding UN drug policy can be shared with youth around the world.
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Get us to CND!
We appreciate all contributions in support of our board members attending the UN's CND meeting
Sensible Cannabis Education
We worked really hard over the last year to create the Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit -- but our work is far from done. We want to hold round tables around the country that will include youth voices, including creating a video series, and making more sensible and accessible resources for youth, parents, and educators.
Our strategic advisor Jenna Valleriani and two board members, Stephanie Lake and Michelle Thiessen will be presenting on our toolkit at Stimulus! Support us getting there!
Other Goals and Projects:
Student Medical Insurance
Youth with medical issues are often overlooked, especially considering the continnued stigma around cannabis use. We're working to present a case for why student medical cannabis ought to be covered by student medical insurance across Canada, like other prescription drugs.
Harm Reduction on Campus
There is an opioid overdose crisis in Canada and we can't pretend that it's not effecting young people. Services like Naloxone training and accessibility, and even drug checking services, are harm reduction practices that our schools should support.