Stimulus 2020: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada
is happening at a pivotal time for our country.

Communities across Canada continue to struggle in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis, illegal drug markets are flourishing, and people who use drugs continue to be criminalized and marginalized within systems of health, social care and economic support.

It is during crises such as these where diverse communities must come together to share knowledge and build networks of mutual support to tackle the daunting challenges that lay ahead. Stimulus 2020—Canada’s largest harm reduction and drug policy gathering—
is that space for collaboration and support.

Stimulus 2020 is a two-and-a-half day event that will draw on the expertise of people who use drugs, nurses, social workers, physicians, corrections staff, frontline workers, people involved in sex work, researchers, and other key stakeholders from across Canada. The event is the largest harm reduction and drug policy gathering in Canada.

Registration costs will be kept as low as possible so that as many people as possible can attend. Scholarships will be available. Stimulus 2020 will include varied activities including, workshops, plenaries, panels, oral presentations and community tours.

You can watch highlights from 2018 here.