University of Winnipeg chapter

University of Winnipeg

We are the University of Winnipeg chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Memorial University chapter

Memorial University

We are the Memorial University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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ECPESP Université de Montréal

ECPESP Université de Montréal

Nous sommes le premier chapitre francophone de CSSDP. 

Si vous avez envie de contribuer à promouvoir la réduction des méfaits, à changer les politiques sur les substances psychoactives, ainsi qu’à militer pour des approches de prévention et d’éducation basées sur des données probantes, rejoignez-nous ! 

Consultez notre page Facebook pour être tenu au courant de nos différents évènements, et n’hésitez pas à nous écrire si vous souhaitez vous aussi lancer un nouveau chapitre francophone, nous serons là pour vous appuyer!

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University of Western Ontario chapter

Western University

We are the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter at Western University.

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re in the London area, check out our Facebook group and come to our events!

Send us an email:

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University of Ottawa chapter

University of Ottawa

We are the uOttawa chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re in Ottawa, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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University of Alberta chapter

University of Alberta chapter

University of Alberta

We are the Edmonton chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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McGill University chapter

McGill University chapter

McGill University

We are the McGill University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Concordia University chapter

Concordia University chapter

Concordia University

We are the Concordia University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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University of British Columbia Okanagan chapter

University of British Columbia Okanagan chapter

UBC Okanagan

We are the University of British Columbia Okanagan chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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York University chapter

York University chapter

York University

We are the York University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

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University of Saskatchewan chapter

University of Saskatchewan chapter

University of Saskatchewan

We are the University of Saskatchewan chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Apathy and Overdose

Apathy and Overdose

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Wednesday June 18th 7pm

College Street United Church

454 College Street West, Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Harm Reduction Network along with Jac’s Voice, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, John Howard Society Toronto, Patients Canada, and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, have organized a free public forum, titled “Apathy and Overdose.”

Dr. Philip Berger will act as the moderator for the forum. Guest speakers include Donald MacPherson (Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, who also published Vancouver’s “Four Pillars Drug Strategy”), as well as Dan Bigg (Founder and Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance).

There will also be a panel of people who have experience or witnessed an accidental overdose, and will speak to the impact on themselves, their families and the community more generally.

We are also looking for volunteers at the event, so if you can help, please leave us a post!

Please SHARE this event on your Facebook page and invite your friends and colleagues!

 

University of Toronto chapter

University of Toronto chapter

University of Toronto

We are the University of Toronto chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re in Toronto, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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How to Create Social Change

How to Create Social Change

Step 1: Ask yourself, “What change do I want to see in the world?

Do I want to…    end stigma against people who use or are dependent on drugs?

change local, provincial, or federal drug laws?

help people who are harmed by drug use or drug policies?

Finding your answer to this question can help focus your efforts.

Step 2: Ask yourself, “What is the best way to achieve this change?

Is it by…    changing the minds of voters or politicians?

increasing funding for a program?

spreading awareness about a particular problem?

providing people with accurate and helpful information about drugs?

Many people have opinions regarding this question and will say that this or that strategy is a waste of time. The truth is that no one knows which efforts will result in meaningful change. What’s important is your own answer to this question and that you pursue accomplishing it.

Step 3: Assess the skills and resources you have. 

If you can….

talk

write

read

speak another language

draw

organize an event

write music

build a website

If you have lots of…

friends

money

valuable knowledge

valuable experience

Step 4: Think about how use them to achieve your desired change.

– Call your local MP’s office, ask for a meeting, tell them what change you want to see happen and why
– Write us something for our blog, write a letter to your local MP or newspaper

– Learn about drugs or drug policy and share your revelations

– Translate some valuable info into another language

– Draw a cool picture that we can use on our posters and keep in our website’s resources section
– Organize a panel, debate, conference, concert

– Write a song about how much the drug war sucks!

– Improve CSSDP’s website

– Share info you get from CSSDP’s Facebook page with your friends

– Make a donation to CSSDP, or put your money into another project you like

– Write it into a speech or presentation

– Share it in a blog post

 

Step 5: Work to achieve the change you want to see. 
Sometimes it’s difficult or impossible to assess the effect your efforts create. Don’t listen to the naysayers who will tell you that your efforts don’t accomplish anything. Social change does happen, but it doesn’t happen by itself. What’s important is that you try and keep trying to create the result you’re looking for. There are tons of resources online and within CSSDP to draw from. Connect with our other members and be part of the movement!

Simon Fraser University chapter

Simon Fraser University chapter

Simon Fraser University

We are the Simon Fraser University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Durham College/U.O.I.T.

Durham College/U.O.I.T.

UOIT

We are the Durham College/UOIT chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re in Oshawa, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Thunder Bay Region

Thunder Bay Region

We are the Thunder Bay region chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re in Thunder Bay, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University chapter

Kwantlen Polytechnic University chapter

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

We are the Kwantlen Polytechnic University chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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University of Windsor chapter

University of Windsor chapter

University of Windsor

We are the University of Windsor chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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Vancouver Region chapter

Vancouver Region chapter

We are the Vancouver region chapter of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy!

We advocate for the decriminalization of drug use and believe that drug use should be an issue of public health, not criminal justice.

If you’re nearby, check out our Facebook group and come to our chapter events!

Send us an email:

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