Webinar: Decriminalization: Beyond the Buzzword

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 10 AM – 12 noon Pacific time

Decriminalization: Beyond the Buzzword,  a Stimulus Webinar

Up to now, drug policies in Canada have failed to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Criminalization puts, more than ever, people who use drugs at risk and contributes to their marginalization and oppression. As the country faces two major crises, establishing a public health and human rights approach to drugs is urgently needed to save lives.

In this webinar, four speakers will present different aspects and international models surrounding decriminalization of drug possession for personal use.


  • Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
  • Guillermo R. Aureano, Coordonnateur des stages et chargé de cours au Département de science politique de l’Université de Montréal
  • Emily Grant, Social Psychiatric Housing Manager, RainCity Housing
  • Jaime Arredondo Sánchez Lira, Professor at the Drug Policy Program at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Host: Julie-Soleil Meeson, Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ)


Free to register 


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