Save the Date. Stimulus 2023: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada. October 5-7, 2023 in Ottawa, ON Stimulus 2023 is a two-and-a-half day event scheduled October 5-7, 2023 in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario. We expect to welcome 1,500 people whose expertise includes substance use experts, nurses, social workers, physicians, corrections staff, frontline workers, people involved in sex work, researchers, and other key stakeholders from across Canada.

The event will be the largest national harm reduction and drug policy gathering in Canada and is being held at the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Ottawa.

In addition to the conference we expect over 25 satellite events. Satellite events are held by other organizations or collaborations and are scheduled in conjunction to the Stimulus 2023 conference. These satellites can be workshops, art installations, advocacy actions, meetings, tours, or any activities that want to take advantage of many of us in the same space. If you are interested in hosting a satellite please email the Stimulus staff.

Stimulus acknowledges that there are two public health crisis in Canada. People continue to die at alarming rates from accidental poisoning from a toxic illegal drug market and the work to protect the health and safety of those who use drugs must continue. We watched a range of Canadian governments respond to COVID19 and wish a similar level of response was taking place to save the lives of people at risk of drug policy deaths in Canada.

Stimulus is not considered a regular conference. People with current or recent experience of using criminalized drugs are experts. Harm reductionists and people who use drugs hold a range of leadership roles in planning, implementing and evaluating this event. We strive to have the most accessible, interactive and safe event possible. There will be a call for scholarship applications and for interest in volunteering, presenting and facilitating. We look forward to seeing you next October!

Registration

Registration details will be coming soon!

Sponsorship

For each level of sponsorship you are eligible for the following perks.

Friend Level $5,000
1 conference registration
Sponsor’s name on the conference website with a hyperlink to your website
Listed in the conference program

Ally Level $10,000
2 conference registrations
1 display booth
1 complimentary delegate bag insert
Sponsor’s name on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Listed in the conference program

Advocate Level $15,000
3 conference registrations
2 display booths
1 complimentary delegate bag insert
Sponsor’s name on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Sponsor’s logo in the conference program
Social Media Mentions : 1/ month on each platform prior to conference

Harm Reduction is Love Level $25,000
3 conference registrations
2 display booths
2 complimentary delegate bag inserts
Sponsor’s logo on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Sponsor’s logo in the conference program
Social Media Mentions : 1/ month on each platform prior to conference
A Day 1 and Day 2 Podium mention

I 💜Someone Who Uses Drugs Level $50,000
3 conference registrations
2 display booths
2 complimentary delegate bag inserts
Sponsor’s logo on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Social Media Mentions: 1/ month on each platform prior to conference and daily during the conference
A Day 1 and Day 2 Podium mention
Half-page ad in the conference program

Champion of Change Level $75,000 (5 available)
Each sponsorship of this level will support one of the 5 refreshment breaks
4 conference registrations
2 display booths
2 complimentary delegate bag inserts
Collaboration with Stimulus on the 5 refreshment breaks menus
One 8.5 × 11 inches branding sponsor branding for each refreshment break table on site
Sponsor’s logo on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Social Media Mentions: 1/ month on each platform prior to conference and daily during the conference
A Day 1 and Day 2 Podium mention
Full-page ad in program booklet

Stimulus Star Level $100,000 (3 available)
Each sponsorship of this level will support one of the 3 lunches
5 conference registrations
4 buffet stand up banner branding opportunities for the lunch
3 display booths
2 complimentary delegate bag inserts
Sponsor’s logo on the conference webpage with a hyperlink to your website
Social Media Mentions: 1/ month on each platform prior to conference and daily during the conference
A Day 1 and Day 2 Podium mention
Logo on the delegate bag
Banner located in the plenary room (Sponsor to provide)
Full-page color ad in the conference program

Conference Scholarship Fund

Contributions may be made to the scholarship fund in the amount of the donor’s choosing. They can be allocated to a specific population of people and/or people from a specific region of Canada. Donors to this fund will be recognized in the conference program and on our website.

Custom/Create your own Sponsorship

For more information or to create your own package, please contact Naja Kassir

Stimulus 2023 reserves the right to not accept donations and in-kind gifts.