Stimulus Connect is not just another webinar, it is an opportunity for Canadian stakeholders in harm reduction and drug policy to come together, learn and network on specific topics. We strive to provide an online space where authentic connections are made on issues that affect us all. In addition to pulling together key contacts to discuss the topic we also gather related journal articles, resources, media and tools and provide these resources along with the #StimulusConnect recording on our website.
#StimulusConnect topics are curated in consultation with the Stimulus National Implementation and Planning (SNIP) Committee and their Executive Committee. A group of key stakeholders are then brought together to collaboratively plan the content, speakers and methods of each event. As with other Stimulus program activities we work from a framework of Nothing About Us Without Us. Stimulus Connects include English/French simultaneous interpretation.
Impact of the Pandemic on People Who Use Drugs
Part 2 on March 24, 2021
Canada was experiencing a massive wave of overdoses, but with 2020 came the COVID-19 pandemic which made unprecedented impact on people’s lives. There are changes to the illegal drug market and even higher rates of overdoses, changes to income and material security and the lack of ability to physically distance. People are living through reduced access to technology and services, and feeling increased isolation, criminalization and homelessness. COVID-19 has brought Canada pandemic prescribing and specialized shelters instead of the needed safe supply and permanent housing.
Public health in Canada responded dramatically to the COVID-19 crisis and not the overdose crisis. Join us for the Impact of the Pandemic on People Who Use Drugs: Part 2 as we connect.
Resources & Article (Pre Part 2)
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https://stimulusconference.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/OPS-Credit-Trey-Helten.jpg720960Peter Kimhttps://stimulusconference.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/White-square.jpgPeter Kim2020-12-03 20:02:472021-01-13 12:10:18Stimulus Connect 7: Walking the Walk
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https://stimulusconference.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/OPS-Credit-Trey-Helten.jpg720960Peter Kimhttps://stimulusconference.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/White-square.jpgPeter Kim2020-07-13 18:27:282021-01-13 12:12:52Stimulus Connect 2: COVID-19’s affect on the Canadian drug market
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