Director at Large
— Nicolas Crier is an adoptee of Cree heritage and a freelance writer. At 41 years old he has spent approximately half his life surviving in the streets and more than a decade in the Downtown Eastside. It never occurred to him that being a drug user would ever be useful, but he’s parlayed his street smarts and community connections into a successful career as an overdose responder and outreach worker and, in 2018, became a coordinator and facilitator for the Speakers Bureau at Megaphone Magazine, addressing stigma and challenging assumptions about drug use in the DTES. He sends love to his 8 yrs old son, Money.