Over three days, October 3 – 5, 2018, advocates and those inspired to create new approaches to drugs will be together in Edmonton, AB. This has been a CDPC vision for a long time. We are extremely excited to be a key organizer along with our partners.
The conference will include a variety of activities including, workshops, plenaries, panels, oral presentations, photography, poster presentations, spoken word, art showings, book readings, community tours, plus a film festival.
The conference is filling up fast and our full program will be up on the website in a couple of days. There will be a wide variety of sessions including an abstract driven track – thanks to all who submitted incredibly interesting abstracts. There will be five plenary sessions, one looking at the state of drug policy in Canada today, a people with lived experience plenary, a plenary highlighting those who are pushing the boundaries of innovation, a discussion on the impact of cannabis regulation on the broader drug policy picture, and a ‘where to from here?’ session to close the conference.
We’ll have a film festival running throughout the conference, a public event staged by MomsStopTheHarm will bring the community of Edmonton into the conference to engage an amazing group of family leaders from across the country and a coalition of drug checking organizations will be putting on a workshop on the latest efforts in Canada to implement these services.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest developments over the next few weeks.
While this is occurring, we are also engaging deeply with politicians and community to see that our efforts come to fruition. We are in need of financial support to pursue such activities. You can make a one-time donation, or set up a monthly donation to us, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition. We will be cheering in our office if you do.
Stimulus 2018: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada
October 3-5, 2018
Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Join us as work to end the unprecedented overdose crisis and churning policy challenges in Canada.
Twitter and Facebook: @stimulus2018
Conference organizing partners: Alberta’s harm reduction organizations, Alberta Advocates Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR), Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD), Canadian AIDS Society, Association Québécoise des Centres D’intervention en Dépendance (AQPSUD), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Your enthusiastic CDPC Team
Donations to the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition can be made here. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for 2018 if you make a donation.