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Annual Report 2019-2020: Our History, Our Future

THE GOOD SAMARITAN DRUG OVERDOSE ACT: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INEFFECTIVE

In the midst of the ongoing overdose crisis in Ontario and across Canada, it is critical to understand people’s awareness of this law, how (or whether) they interact with it, and how they experience its real-world impacts. Read more

DECRIMINALIZING PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS: A PRIMER FOR MUNICIPAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS

This report outlines how local authorities can request exemptions from the federal law criminalizing simple drug possession from the federal Minister of Health. Read more

Letter to Canadian Government: Decriminalize simple drug possession immediately

Open letter calling on the federal government to immediately decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in response to the twin crises of opioid overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

FLATTEN INEQUALITY

Human rights in the age of COVID-19 Read more

TWEETS

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Legal Network Land Acknowledgement

The Legal Network acknowledges that the land on which we live and work is traditionally known as Turtle Island and home to the the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat and the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We are all Treaty People. As settlers and as human rights advocates working for health and justice, we are called to honour the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in our work. We must do our part to address the ongoing injustices and resulting health inequities faced by Indigenous Peoples, which contribute to the disproportionate impact of the HIV epidemic on Indigenous communities. We are actively committed to this effort, working in collaboration with our Indigenous colleagues and others.