City: Prince George
Organisations: PEERS (People Empowering Everyone’s Rights)
There will be a public rally at the Prince George Courthouse with speakers including a mother who lost her son to the opioid crisis, two care providers, four peers who have experience in the war on drugs. There will also be information tables: OAT, Take Home Naloxone, BC Civil Liberties Association. Additionally there will be chalk drawings and community organizations present.
City: Whitehorse, Yukon
Organisations: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
Banner drop outside of the legislature buildings from 8am-9am and a photobooth and petition signing station from 11:30-1:30 downtown Whitehorse.
Organisations: Association pour la défense des droits et pour l’inclusion des consommateurs-trices du Québec (ADDICQ-Montréal)
As part of the international support campaign. Do not Punish., The Montreal chapter of the Association for the Defense of Rights and for the Inclusion of Consumers of Quebec (ADDICQ-Montreal) will have a major demonstration for the decriminalization of all drugs on Tuesday 26 June.
Organisations: Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD); Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP); Moms Stop the Harm
There will be a rally at the constituency office of Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s Minister of Justice. The day wil focus on the current opioid overdose crisis in Canada and there will be a reading of an open letter to the Ministry of Justice in which 5 demands will be laid out.
City: Sudbury, Ontario
Organisations: Réseau ACCESS Network | HIV/Hepatitis Health and Social Services
There will be an event for Overdose Awareness Day but the group wants to highlight Support, Don’t Punish.
There will be a street fair where youth will come and perform spoken word, hip hop, live music and poetry. There will be snacks and information tables with local advocates and a network of people who use, supporting the day and providing info. The day will highlight the current situation in the Philippines and the goal is to bring more mainstream attention to the devastating situation facing the people who use drugs there.