Because of stigma, our social safety net is often inaccessible to people who need it.
"Conditions of release" are imprisoning vulnerable communities in a cycle of harm that produced criminality
Police across the province are endangering lives and working in direct conflict with health authorities
Stigma fuels the creation of harmful laws that further reinforce the biases and prejudices we hold
In May of 2017, around 90 homeless individuals banded together to find safety and security in community by setting up a tent city to survive outdoors. Over the following year, that community grew to nearly 200 people. We have followed them in their journey as they’ve taken a stand against the bigotry and stigma that fuel BC’s homelessness crisis to show their courage and determination in the face of systemic discrimination.
The mandatory victim fine surcharge is an unjust law threatening the health and safety of marginalized communities. Listen to our legal arguments as we challenge the law alongside our friends at Rosenberg Kosakoski LLP
The war on drugs perpetuates harms and has corrupted the system. It's also completely ineffective. This former undercover cop tells us how and why.
This is how police must respond to individuals in distress--not shoot to kill with lethal bullets.
Learn how we helped save North America's first prescription heroin program with the aid of a courageous community who rallied around this life-saving service.
A heartfelt story from a mother whose son may have been alive today if clean heroin had been available as part of Heroin Assisted Therapy (HAT). Lindsey was using heroin at the age of 15. The family was told there was a six to nine month waiting list for help.