Inside Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic, participants in a radical opioid-assisted therapy program, the first of its kind in North America, are provided with medical- grade heroin and a safe place to inject.
OnPoint | Mel
YES TO SCS
Safer is Better | Testimonials 1
Safer is Better | Sidney
Safer is Better | Sharon
Safer is Better | Steve
Safer is Better | Testimonials 2
SAFER IS BETTER
Safer is Better | For Marah
Safer is Better | For Andrew
Safer is Better | For Amber
Washington Heights Corner Project (WHCP) was founded in 2005 as an activist-run street-based educational outreach and syringe access endeavor aimed at reducing the spread of blood-borne diseases among intravenous drug users in the Washington Heights homeless community. To help overcome stigma and systemic barriers to care, WHCP provides support and services in an empowering and non- judgmental environment and apply a participant-driven harm reduction approach.
Washington Heights CORNER Project
WHCP | Condom Team
WHCP | Outreach Team
The DTES Market provides street vendors with a place to sell goods found in garbage bins throughout Vancouver and make some extra money to supplement their social assistance. It also reduces waste destined for the landfill and provides an affordable place for community members to go in the rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. The market was started in 2010 as a response to the criminalized street vending in the DTES and now receives a permit and small grant from the City of Vancouver.
NYHRE is a syringe exchange, education and outreach organization, born out of the ACT UP movement in the late 80’s. Its mission is to fight the stigmas associated with HIV, drug use and sex work. The film focuses on its Holistic Health program, its roots in the Young Lords Party and how it teaches participants to incorporate knowledge from traditional indigenous ways and energy-based practices into their daily lives to enhance self care efforts.