National Call to Action Calgary

National Call to Action on the Opioid Crisis

North America is in the middle of a health crisis. Life expectancies are declining. Someone is dying every two hours in Canada from illicit drug overdose. The victims include the poor and forgotten but also our neighbours, family, and friends. Despite the thousands of deaths, they have remained largely invisible.

But not any more. Benjamin Perrin, a law professor at UBC, shines a light in this darkest of corners – and his findings challenge many assumptions about the crisis.

Join Perrin as he shares his journey from being former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's top criminal justice advisor (2012-13) to an advocate for a compassionate, evidence-based drug policy.


  • Jenn McCrindle speaks to her experience with opiates, recovery, stigma and bringing Harm Reduction to rural communities
  • Representative from Mom's Stop the Harm (TBC)


  • April 29, 2020 at 6pm – 7:30pm
  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
    2800 University Way NW
    Murray Fraser Hall Room 2370
    Calgary , AB T2N 4V8
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  • 5 people are going
  • Jordan
Teresa Fowler Rebecca MacDonald Dana Lyons

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  • Teresa Fowler
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  • Canadian Association for Safe Supply
    is hosting. 2020-02-05 21:24:12 -0800
  • Ben Perrin
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