Update: Results of BC Budget Consultation 2021

In June 2020 CASS participated in British Columbia’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This is a budget consultation used to inform how British Columbia’s provincial government spends taxpayer money for the upcoming year (2021). British Columbia's government has now published that report. Continue reading

Safe Supply Makes Alberta Safer for Everyone

  There are two lifesaving injectable opioid-assisted treatment (iOAT) programs in Alberta under threat by a hostile United Conservative Party (UCP) government led by Premier Jason Kenney. In March 2020, Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced that funding for iOAT programs in Calgary and Edmonton will not be extended after March 2021, and the program’s approximately one hundred participants will have to transition to opioid treatments that have likely previously failed them, increasing their risk of overdose and death.  Continue reading

CASS cofounder Jordan Westfall Testifies Before BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

Dual public health emergencies? The overdose crisis gets just a fraction of the funding that COVID19 receives from British Columbia's provincial government.  CASS cofounder Jordan Westfall testifies before British Columbia Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for their BC Budget 2021 consultation.    Continue reading

Infographic Educates British Columbians About Drug Safety Concerns

The Canadian Association for Safe Supply (CASS) has released an infographic to SafeSupply.ca and its social media accounts to highlight potential safety concerns with drug recommendations made in the "Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies" prescribing guideline.   Continue reading

New Resources and Support Documents for COVID19

New resources for COVID19 including a letter of support for people looking to self isolate with a doctor's prescription at safesupply.ca/support