Community education offered on the overdose crisis – Rossland News



Indigenous educators at the First Nations Health Authority are offering a free virtual community education series starting next week called Courageous Conversations for the West Kootenay region.

If you want to learn more about the overdose crisis in British Columbia and about substance use, harm reduction and stigma reduction, then this two-part educational series is for you. This event is for members of the local community, service providers and civic leaders who want to learn more about reducing stigma, substance use and harm from an Indigenous perspective.

This event is a collaboration with ANKORS, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society.

This is a two-part event, each taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

September 22: Education on sourcing toxic drugs to save lives

September 29: Lessons from people with lived experience of drug use

These are free virtual events with no pre-registration required. There will be a limit of 100 people and door prizes will be offered for each date.

Here is the zoom link for the two events (access code: 808095):

For peers and / or people with lived and lived experience of substance use, contact REDUN for assistance: [email protected].

For help with substance use / harm reduction, call ANKORS at 250-505-5506, or contact your doctor or walk-in clinic, or call Mental Health at: 310-MHSU (6478) .

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