Bill C-216 Endorsements

Public health experts, law enforcement, front line workers and people with lived and living experience have long called for a shift in Canada’s approach to substance use, including: decriminalizing simple possession, expungement of convictions records and universal access to treatment and recovery programs and education. The governmental organizations below have asked the federal government to declare the overdose crisis to be a national public health emergency and develop a pan-Canadian plan that looks at decriminalization:


Governmental Organizations 

Newfoundland:

Daniel’s Harbour

Ferryland

Quebec:

Colombier

Saint-Valérien

Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine

Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie

Saint-André-D'Argenteuil

Saint-Francois-Xavier-De-Viger

Ontario:

Halton Hills

Cobourg

Thessalon

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

Brantford

Mallorytown

Elizabethtown-Kitley

Central Frontenac

Ottawa (with additions)

St. Thomas

Barrie

Region of Waterloo

Saskatchewan:

Creighton

Saskatoon

British Columbia:

Squamish

Kamloops

Salmo

Victoria

Lake Country

White Rock

Saanich

Central Saanich

Powell River

New Westminster

Pemberton

Smithers

Fruitvale

Ashcroft

Fernie

Courtenay

Rossland

Village of Cumberland

Trail

Terrace

Tofino

Castlegar

Port Alberni

Comox Valley Regional District

Town of Comox

Town of Qualicum Beach

Mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart

Mayor of Rossland, Kathy Moore


Community Organizations And
Advocacy Groups endorsing Bill C-216:

Moms Stop The Harm

Canadian Public Health Association

BC Nurses Union

Canadian Association of Social Workers

Vancouver Overdose Prevention Society

Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Atira Women's Resource Society

Income Security Advocacy Centre

Comox Valley Community Action Team

Oceanside Community Action Team

Burnaby Community Action Team

New Westminster Community Action Team

Trail Community Action Team

Port Alberni Community Action Team

Street Health Overdose Prevention Site

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (with amendments)

Pivot Legal Society (with amendments)

Réseau SOLIDARITÉ en itinérance du Québec

HIV Legal Network

Doctors For Decriminalization

Prisoners' Legal Services

Direction 180

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society

PEERS Alliance

TOMS - Table des organismes communautaires montréalais de lutte contre le VIH/sida

Regent Park Community Health Centre

Avenue B Harm Reduction

Pozitive Pathways Community Services

Action Hepatitis Canada

The Substance User Network Of The Atlantic Region (SUNAR)

EACH + EVERY: Businesses For Harm Reduction

Shining Waters Regional Council, United Church of Canada

Get Your Drugs Tested

Phoenix Society

The Bridge Youth and Family Services

4B Harm Reduction Society

Redwood Park Communities

AIDS NB/ SIDA NB

Positive Living Niagara

Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec

Streetworks, Boyle Street Community Services

Brave Technology Coop 

Cannabis Amnesty

Brandon Overdose Awareness

Ryan's Hope 

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