Up to now, drug policies in Canada have failed to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Criminalization puts, more than ever, people who use drugs at risk and contributes to their marginalization and oppression. As the country faces two major crises, establishing a public health and human rights approach to drugs is urgently needed to save lives.
In this webinar, four speakers present different aspects and international models surrounding decriminalization of drug possession for personal use.
- Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy at the HIV Legal Network (Sandra’s presentation)
- Guillermo R. Aureano, Coordonnateur des stages et chargé de cours au Département de science politique de l’Université de Montréal (Guillermo’s presentation)
- Emily Grant, Social Psychiatric housing Manager, RainCity Housing(Emily’s presentation)
- Jaime Arredondo Sánchez Lira, Professor at the Drug Policy Program at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) in Aguascalientes, Mexico (Jaime’s presentation)
- Hosted by Julie-Soleil Meeson, Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)