safe injection

Criminal Justice

Court-Imposed ‘Red Zones’ Are Ruining Drug Users’ Lives

Canada’s first in-depth study of release conditions found life-threatening consequences for users banned from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Sarah Berman
10.31.17
Opioid Crisis

Ottawa is about to get its first pop-up overdose prevention site

Ottawa harm reduction workers are set to open the city's first pop-up site in response to high opioid overdose rates
Rachel Browne
8.23.17
Opioid Crisis

Toronto opens its first legal safe injection site

It’s a temporary measure that comes a week an illegal pop-up overdose prevention site was set up in Moss Park
Rachel Browne
8.21.17
Opioid Crisis

Police allow Toronto's first pop-up overdose prevention site to open

Harm reduction workers plan to supervise every day as people consume drugs in a tent set up in Moss Park.
Rachel Browne
8.12.17
Opioid Crisis

Toronto is getting its first pop-up safe drug injection site

Harm reduction workers say they can't wait for the legal sites to open in the fall
Rachel Browne
8.11.17
safe injection site

Toronto gets its first supervised drug consumption sites — three of them

It's the 7th one to get approvals in Canada in a week
Rachel Browne
6.2.17
News

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of Vancouver’s Opioid Crisis

In a dramatic shift, drug overdose interventions in Downtown Eastside social housing now outpace those at Insite, say the operators of North America's first supervised injection site.
Sarah Berman
10.30.16
News

Vancouver Forced to Acknowledge ‘Unsanctioned’ Back Alley Injection Site

Looks like they're not getting shut down anytime soon.
Sarah Berman
10.17.16
News

BC Prisoners Win Battle to Access Methadone

The change in policy comes just as BC announced a public health emergency due to drug overdose deaths.
Garth Mullins
4.18.16
News

The BC Supreme Court Has Ordered Health Canada to Let Addicts Access Prescription Heroin

Last Thursday, the BC Supreme Court ordered Health Canada to stop obstructing prescription heroin for a group of entrenched drug users. This step furthers the legal battle to make access to heroin lawful treatment for qualified patients.
Garth Mullins
6.4.14