Our Mission: In the midst of the massive opioid crisis in BC and across Canada, students need to have easy access to information and resources on harm reduction.
What’s harm reduction? Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to minimise negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws. Harm reduction is grounded in justice and human rights – it values autonomy, life, choice, respect, education, compassion over judgement, reducing stigma, and no discrimination or punishment.
What we do:
Naloxone Harm Reduction Training
The opioid overdose crisis continues to escalate and claim lives in our community. What can you do to help? Get Naloxone training! Naloxone is a medication that counters the effects of an opioid overdose. We need more community members to be prepared to support someone experiencing an overdose.
We offer free Naloxone training through our Safer Use campaign. Training sessions are open to everyone, and are offered monthly through a virtual workshop. Check out our UVSS Events page to find an upcoming training!