Reduce. Minimize. De-Stigmatize.
Victoria has the third highest rate of overdose calls in BC as of 2022. Substance use is complex and harmful stereotypes often neglect to recognize how drug use is not limited to race, class, gender or age. Indigenous Harm Reduction embodies traditional and cultural principles, encompassing self-governance, non-interference, preservation, compassion, nurturing, reverence, and interconnectedness. We practice this through relationships and collaborative, wholistic healing. Harm Reduction focuses on improving quality of life and well-being, for individuals and communities by reducing risks, minimizing barriers and de-stigmatizing use. Through non-judgmental relationships, education, and resources, we seek to de-colonize institutional approaches to care.
The following are external recourses for Harm Reduction and education.
FNHA & Harm Reduction
We Want to acknowledge Our gratitude for the information and resources provided by the above agencies.
If you have an questions or are interested in more information please contact us.