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Supported Injection Sites and strategies for healthy community

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Be it Resolved that the Strathcona Residents' Association supports the Vancouver Coastal Health application for two new supervised injection sites within the Downtown Eastside Mental Health and Substance Use Drop-In Centre (528 Powell St.) and the Heatley Integrated Health Centre (330 Heatley St.) as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug crisis.

Be it further resolved that the SRA work to develop a supportive collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), The City, Vancouver Area Network Drug Users (VANDU), Vancouver Police Department (VPD), local residents and businesses to discuss and develop strategies around the overall health and long term vision for the community, inclusive of all its residents.

Moved by Pete Fry, Seconded by Sholto Scruton, passed unanimously