While the overdose epidemic worsened, we experienced police crackdowns, bail conditions and red zoning charges that put our lives at risk.
Jordan is the current President of the Canadian Association of People who use Drugs (CAPUD). As President of CAPUD, Jordan oversaw an expansion of the group’s membership, and scope of advocacy work. This includes increasing CAPUD’s social media presence, their voice in health promotion and policy communication, and their participation in policy development. Campaigns that CAPUD has developed include the #BANTHEBODY campaign to eliminate stigmatizing imagery in health communications. CAPUD was also a co-intervener in the R v. Lloyd Supreme Court case that saw mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders struck down as unconstitutional. Jordan has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. He wrote his graduate thesis on drug overdose prevention in British Columbia. His writing has been published in the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail.
The Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed that 2,923 Canadians died of opioid-related overdose between January and September of 2017.
04/05/2018 14:10 EDT
It should shame this country to no end that our federal government is still afraid to see this epidemic for what it is in reality.
03/15/2018 09:43 EDT
The federal government's response is so far from appropriate, so far from adequate and so far from stemming the tide of death that many have lost hope.
09/12/2017 16:36 EDT
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