UPDATE: CSSDP supported and coordinated nine Fed Up rally attendees (seven of which are featured below) through the Fed Up Rally Transportation Bursaries, bringing students and youth to Ottawa from Toronto, Hamilton, and Montreal. Read more about CSSDP’s contribution to the rally!

Seven of the nine Fed Up Rally attendees that CSSDP supported in attending.

Seven of the nine Fed Up Rally attendees that CSSDP supported in attending.

The first annual Fed Up rally will take place on September 30, 2014 from 11 AM to 1 PM on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This event is designed to let federal politicians know that a contingent of concerned Canadians are dissatisfied with current Canadian drug policy and that reforms ought to brought about. There will be a focus on advocating for increased access to safe injection sites and opioid maintenance therapy, provision of naloxone to the public, reduced institutionalized stigma of drug users, implementation of a Good Samaritan law, and the collection of thorough epidemiological data on drug poisoning deaths. For more information, please visit the Fed Up website (www.rufedupca.com).

If you are interested in attending this rally, plan on leaving from Toronto, Montréal, or surrounding areas, and are a student or youth (under 30 years of age), CSSDP welcomes you to apply for a transportation bursary. It will cover the cost of a return seat on a bus or gas reimbursement.

Please feel free to reach out to nazleem@cssdp.org with any questions and concerns, including if you are interested in coming to the rally from elsewhere in Canada.

You can find the application for the bursary here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VF396GZ). All we require is a few words about why you would like to attend the rally. Give it a shot!