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Posted: April 17, 2019

Rural and Remote Harm Reduction Conference

Date(s) - 17/04/2019 - 18/04/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Center


Discover the strengths of our rural communities as we: Reclaim communities and revitalize passion through an indigenous approach, explore practical evidence based responses to reducing harms and enhance collaboration and opportunities for rural based harm reduction services and programming

April 17
9:30-11:00 AM – Peers and Presenters only – Breakfast and Welcome
10:30 -11:30 AM – Registration
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
April 18
8:00 – 8:45 AM – Peers and Presenters Breakfast
8:45 – 4:30 – Conference day 2

April 17th 5:30 to 8:30 PM – Tickets can be purchased separately, or are included with purchase of full conference tickets (Free for youth using promo code Youth2019) – General public including youth are encouraged to attend.

5:30 – 8:30 PM – Buffet Dinner and community forum
Human and social development, Professor Susan Boyd shares her latest book an illustrated history of
drug prohibition in Canada in the 1800’s to present. Boyd discusses “ reefer madness” of the 1920’s, the
psychedelic movement of the 1960’s, the harm reduction movement of the 1990’s and present day, the
legalization of cannabis and how the drug laws influence the overall overdose crisis.

April 17th 5:30 – 8:30 PM Invites to: NPs, GPs, clinicians, nurses those working within the context of Mental Health and Substance Use
Join Shawna Dawe and Zak Matieschyn as they discuss Opioid Use Disorder and the treatment options, the challenges and opportunities around prescribing OAT in rural and remote communities. CME offered. Intended audience are NPs, GPs, clinicians, nurses those working within the context of Mental Health and Substance Use.

ACCOMMODATION – follow link to view reduced accommodation rates at Trickle Creek Lodge



If you are attending as a peer, presenter or organizer please contact Polly for your promotion code. All attendees must register

If cost is a barrier for attendance, please contact Polly Sutherland at [email protected] or by phone at 250.421.4949 to discuss alternative funding

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