Quesnel shows up: honouring strength and resilience in an unregulated drug poisoning crisis

Via Northern Peer Connections

Join us June 13th and 14th from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Quesnel and District Senior’s Center as we come together to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community during this challenging time. This free event is an opportunity to learn about how Quesnel is keeping its community safe, and what you can do to help! Let’s show up and support one another as we navigate through this Unregulated Drug Poisoning crisis. Together, we can make a difference and honour the courage and perseverance of those affected. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect and stand in solidarity with our community. See you there!

This 2 day event will include an inspiring list of speakers, including:

  • TEDx speaker, professor, consultant, and educator, Len Pierre of Len Pierre Consulting
  • Executive Director, Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN), Charlene Burmeister
  • Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Jong Kim
  • Pivot Legal Society Drug Policy Lawyer, Caitlin Shane
  • Naloxone Training
  • Local experts in community overdose response
  • Community Resource Representatives


Light breakfast and lunch will be provided 🙂


Who we are…

Northern Peer Connections is comprised of members of Quesnel’s Community Action Team, a group of service providers, People With Lived/Living Experience and community members committed to keeping our people safe during this drug poisoning crisis.

We recognize and uphold the dedication, perspectives, contributions and voices of the people with lived and living experience (PWLLE) who guide this work, including our partners at the Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN) and other PWLLE.

Learn more and register.