Connect

An online space where Canadian stakeholders in harm reduction and drug policy come together, learn, and network on specific topics.

NOT JUST WEBINARS

We strive to provide an online space where authentic connections are made on issues that affect us all.

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 recordings as posted below.

Our 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.

ENGLISH/FRENCH SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION

Stimulus Connects and Webinars

Stimulus Connect 22: Safer Bathrooms

People use drugs in bathrooms for a range of reasons. Responding to an overdose in a bathroom is tricky and there are ways of making bathrooms safer. Join us as we learn and discuss the Safer...

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Stimulus Connect 19: Prisons

Is the prison system rehabilitation or community safety? The majority of society doesn’t lock their pets in cages for months or years at a time to ‘correct or rehabilitate”. Therefore, why do...

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Stimulus Connect 17: Emergency

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...

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Stimulus Connect 15: Spotting

Join us for the launch of an educational animation about spotting—an overdose prevention method done by phone or video call. This new resource from CAPUD is available in both official languages and...

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Stimulus Connect 14: Drug Decrim Canada

It’s time to decriminalize drugs across Canada. The Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is suing Canada to remove criminal penalties on drug use! In response to the ongoing overdose...

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Stimulus Watch Party – Harm Reduction on the Prairies

We gathered together to watch films created by Nat Canuel, CDPC's Digital Media Producer and create space for an interactive online discussion on the realities of harm reduction and the drug toxicity crisis on the prairies.These videos highlights the people, work and...

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Stimulus Connect 23: Drug Checking, Beyond the Test

Meet the people behind the Drug Resource and Education Project: A Holistic Approach to Drug Checking (DRED project) and some of their collaborators. Our mission is to provide tools and education on substance use for people who are impacted by dreadful drug policy and...

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Stimulus Connect 22: Safer Bathrooms

People use drugs in bathrooms for a range of reasons. Responding to an overdose in a bathroom is tricky and there are ways of making bathrooms safer. Join us as we learn and discuss the Safer Bathroom Toolkit, which aims to make life saving changes to washrooms in the...

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Stimulus Connect 21: Harm Reduction in Québec

The portrait of harm reduction in Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada, from the language barrier, to the culture, and the unique relationship the province has with the federal government. Join us on November 29 to learn about different perspectives from harm...

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Stimulus Connect 20: Reporting Done Right

Civil Society and advocates have developed a blue print for what needs to happen for Canada to have #DecrimDoneRight – but what we’re seeing to date doesn’t match up. Join us as we take real-world examples from Canada and learn how to avoid pitfalls and harmful...

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Stimulus Connect 19: Prisons

Is the prison system rehabilitation or community safety? The majority of society doesn’t lock their pets in cages for months or years at a time to ‘correct or rehabilitate”. Therefore, why do Canadians feel that locking humans in cages would change the situation? Join...

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Stimulus Connect 18: Connecting with Connect

We are turning the tables on Stimulus: Drugs, Policy and Practice in Canada. The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD) and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) want your opinions on Stimulus’ future. This Stimulus Connect includes this year’s...

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Stimulus Connect 17: Emergency

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...

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Stimulus Connect 16: Thresholds and Necessity Trafficking

Decriminalization Done Right: A Rights-Based Path for Drug Policy was collaboratively developed by 21 civil society groups composed of people who use drugs and their respective organizations as well as non-governmental organizations throughout Canada. The platform was...

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Stimulus Connect 15: Spotting

Join us for the launch of an educational animation about spotting—an overdose prevention method done by phone or video call. This new resource from CAPUD is available in both official languages and provides an step by step guide about spotting. Meet the team that...

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Stimulus Connect 14: Drug Decrim Canada

It’s time to decriminalize drugs across Canada. The Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is suing Canada to remove criminal penalties on drug use! In response to the ongoing overdose epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of Canadians, CAPUD is...

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