This year PAN held our Annual General Meeting virtually, on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
12 – 2 PM PAN AGM Keynote (Public)
Safe Supply & The Role of Community in Saving Lives and Changing Systems: A Call to Action
The overdose crisis continues to ravage our province, taking lives, devastating families and forever-changing communities. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse, greatly increasing the unnecessary loss of life and other harms. Now more than ever, there is a need for true safe supply to address this overdose emergency by providing people with genuine alternatives to the illicit drug supply. This topic is paramount for our members and the people they serve, and a natural choice for our AGM keynote session.
We were honoured to have Guy Felicella be this year’s keynote presenter. Drawing from his lived experience, and his tremendous knowledge and expertise, Guy provided a historical (and deeply personal) perspective of harm reduction in BC and a way for us to make sense not only of the current challenges but also the opportunities for change that this time affords us. Guy helped us understand and celebrate past (and recent) successes of advocacy, as well as how we can now work together to achieve true safe supply.
Guy Felicella spent 30 years in addiction, dying and being brought back to life six times when the toxic drug supply hit the streets. With his treacherous journey through substance use Guy has become a respected and trusted expert, working as the Peer Clinical Advisor for the BC Centre on Substance Use.
Presentation ends at 1:03 followed by questions and comments.
2 – 3:30 PM AGM business meeting (Members and guests)
Find out all the stories about how PAN has responded to the challenges and opportunities in our Year in Review 2019-20.
PAN AGM 2020 – Members’ Package – all the pertinent documents from the business meeting.