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Stimulus Connect 17: Emergency

March 3, 2022

Harm Reduction groups have never had to deal with this much disaster and chaos. The mess has included climate change, toxic drug supply injury and deaths, multiple loss, COVID-19, conservative governments, convoys and occupations, supply chain disruptions and NIMBY surveillance.

Your organization may have a dusty Y2K emergency plan or none at all, join us as we Connect on Emergency: Safety For Harm Reduction Staff and Volunteers (Part 1)


  1. MAX Ottawa presentation: Harm Reducation & Organizational Safety Planning
  2. Resource: Critical Incident Support [Although this webpage is a resource for people connected to Simon Fraser University (of which CDPC is) we believe it still holds value]
  3. USA Media: Climate Scientists Warn of a ‘Global Wildfire Crisis’: Worsening heat and dryness could lead to a 50 percent rise in off-the-charts fires, according to a United Nations report. February 23, 2022
  4. Media: ‘A heroic effort that went unrecognized’: Harm reduction workers facing their own burnout, February 22, 2022
  5. Listen: Higher Ground Harm Reduction: A conversation with Christine Rodriguez, Our team at Shareable has been working with Higher Ground Harm Reduction to explore how community-based harm reduction programs (and people who use drugs) are impacted by, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from climate-related and other systems-disrupting emergencies (like the pandemic)December 9, 2020
  6. Podcast: Crackdown
  7. Tools
    1. Non-Profit Business Continuity Management Plan Toolkit, 2021
    2. COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement, March 2020
    3. Emergency Planning for Nonprofits Resources to guide organizations through response and preparation, August 2020
    4. The Resilient Organization: A Guide to Nonprofit Disaster Preparedness, 2020
    5. The Resilient Organization: A Guide to Disaster Preparedness for your Staff and Volunteers, 2020
    6. The Resilient Organization: A Guide to Nonprofit Disaster Recovery. 2020
    7. The Resilient Organization: A Guide to IT Disaster Recovery, July 2019
    8. Be Prepared for a Nuclear Explosion, March 2018
    9. Disaster planning and recovery worksheets (contact management and phone tree. disaster box content, inventory, recovery, etc.)
    10. Workplace Emergency Preparedness Info Sheet, September 2019 from actsafe.ca
    11. Emergency Action Plan template, 2016
    12. Nonprofit Volunteer Safety Manual, 2014
    13. Emergency Planning Guidelines for Nonprofits by Safe-Wise Consulting, 2010
    14. Service Continuity Plan Template for Community-Based Organizations, November 2009
    15. Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disablities / Special Needs, 2007
    16. How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations, 2001