In Edmonton, events were held in a park, including a live mural painting and music with a local hip-hop group.
In Montreal, Activists gathered in front of the Palais de Justice to take group photos in support of the campaign.
In Ottawa, activists raised awareness on the need for a ‘good Samaritan policy’ to protect people from prosecution when they call emergency services in case of an overdose.
In Toronto on 17th June, attendees at the 2nd National Conference on Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada took photos and shared their thoughts on the meaning of supporting people who use drugs and what they would like to see in terms of drug policy reform in Canada.
In Red Deer, the team of Turning Point – a local charity based in Alberta that aims at ostering healthy responses to HIV and related issues, through support, education and research – participated in the campaign’s photo project.
Video by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policies
- The Star: Portugal’s drug decriminalization could set example for Canada
- The Globe and Mail: Philpott orders streamlined review of antidote for opioid overdoses
- National Post: ‘We had nothing to lose’: How Portugal solved its ‘catastrophic’ drug woes through decriminalization
- Ottawa Citizen: Good Samaritan law key to supporting, not punishing drug users: advocates