Join us on October 4 to demand action on the overdose crisis from the Ford government! We are going to plant ourselves on the front lawn at Queen's Park and make our voices heard. No more preventable deaths due to violent drug policies! No more social murder from a government that sees working class people as disposable!
This is about increasing harm reduction funding, implementing a safe, decriminalized supply of regulated drugs, and creating ample safe consumption sites for ALL people who use drugs (not just alcohol and caffeine users!)
WHEN: October 4th, 2023, 12pm - 4pm
WHERE: Queens Park
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
• Spread the word in your networks! Ask people personally to come. This is the MOST IMPORTANT TASK!
• Make artwork/posters to share on social media
• Comment here or email us with reasons why you think drug legalization/safe supply is important, and stories of how you came to realize this
• Bring sealed snacks & drinks to share with fellow protesters
• Bring an extra umbrella to share with anyone who needs one in case of rain
• Wear a mask to protect our immunocompromised community members
• Any other ideas for how to help? Reach out to the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance!
1. Increased & sustainable funding for harm reduction programs across Ontario
6. Recognizing lived experience as equivalent to a degree/diploma for employment within the harm reduction sector
2. Removal of the arbitrary cap on consumption & treatment Sites, Overdose Prevention Sites & Overdose Inhalation Sites
3. Substantial & sustainable funding for Safer Supply programs
5. Decriminalization of all drugs for personal uses
4. A standardized mechanism for the approval and operation of Compassion Clubs
7. Increase funding for permanent supportive housing, public housing, social services, mental health supports, etc
"Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living" - Mother Jones
The Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance (THRA) is a coalition of people who use drugs, workers, students, researchers, and allies. We are advocates working to end prohibition and save lives. We believe in Harm Reduction as a philosophy and a socio-political approach to an ever-growing population of people who use drugs- those who are otherwise left at risk, faced with stigma, limited infrastructure and minimal policy to protect them. We are the beating heart and front-runners for Harm Reduction and policy change in the GTA, constantly working to reduce the harms associated with the criminalization of drug use.
Join our monthly meetings and hear about resources and events:
Midtown Toronto Counter Protest - Toronto for All Rally
Donate to THRA. Everything you give goes towards our work. Your contributions help us pay volunteers, run workshops, and advocate for people who use drug (PWUD). You can also find out other ways to help, here.