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. Bill C-216 was drafted based on those calls and has been endorsed by the growing list of organizations below:

Governmental Organizations

City of Victoria, BC
Comox Valley Regional District, BC
Town of Comox, BC
City of Courtenay, BC
Town of Qualicum Beach, BC
Village of Cumberland, BC
Mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart
Mayor of Rossland, Kathy Moore
City of Mission, BC
Village of Belcarra, BC
District of Kitimat, BC
Village of Chase, BC
Village of Alert Bay, BC
City of Port Alberni, BC
District of Highlands, BC
Municipality of North Cowichan, BC
City of Barrie, ON

Community Organizations And Advocacy Groups

Moms Stop The Harm
Vancouver Overdose Prevention Society
Street Health Overdose Prevention Site
HIV Legal Network
Doctors For Decriminalization
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Direction 180
PEERS Alliance
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
Positive Living Niagara
Streetworks, Boyle Street Community Services
Brave Technology Coop 
Cannabis Amnesty
Brandon Overdose Awareness
Ryan's Hope 
Comox Valley Community Action Team
Oceanside Community Action Team
Kamloops Community Action Team
Burnaby Community Action Team
New Westminster Community Action Team
Trail Community Action Team
Port Alberni Community Action Team
Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec

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