Employment impacts on PWLE working in Harm Reduction

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Webinar | Having a Voice and Saving Lives: A Qualitative Survey on Employment Impacts of People with Lived Experience of Drug Use Working in Harm Reduction

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The involvement of people who use drugs working in harm reduction has been a significant and expanding component of overdose prevention interventions across the nation. While such initiatives have proven effective in decreasing drug-related harms among PWUD, there exist unintended negative impacts. In 2018, at the National 2018 Stimulus conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, 50 qualitative surveys were completed by people with lived expertise (PWLE) of drug use working in harm reduction from across Canada. The surveys focused on the benefits and negatives of “peer” employment and recommendations for organizational transformation. The CRISM PWLE of Drug Use working group will be presenting on the survey’s findings, while discussing their own experiences working in harm reduction. Presenters: Alexandra de Kiewit, Frank Crichlow, Michael Nurse, Sean LeBlanc, Tamar Austin MPH, & Jane Boyd PhD Please note: This webinar will be held in English only. If you have any questions, please contact us at substanceuse@cpha.ca

Time

Mar 11, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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