The purpose of the committee is to support the planning and implementation of Stimulus: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada by representing your communities (which includes organizations where necessary); connect your communities with Stimulus 2020 and related opportunities; active participation in committee meetings and activities; providing advice, information and support; and other related support as needed.
The committee membership includes representatives from:
Members are encouraged to support additional people with living/lived experience in attending with them on the videoconference wherever possible. In general, meetings are held monthly by videoconference as called by the co-chairs.
About the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is a coalition of 50 organizations and 4,000 individuals working to support the development of progressive drug policy grounded in science, guided by public health principles, and respectful of human rights. The CDPC operates as a project within Simon Fraser University under the Centre for Applied Research in Addiction and Mental Health. The CDPC seeks to include people who use drugs and those harmed by the war on drugs in moving toward a healthier Canadian society free of stigma and social exclusion.