Category: Blog

Keep up to date with the Community Action Initiative news & updates below.

The Community Action Initiative provides grant and training opportunities for community-based organizations across BC to develop and deliver innovative projects that respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.

What’s Caught our Attention – April 2020

COVID-19 Harm Reduction Resources With two converging crises in Canada (COVID-19 and drug poisoning), the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition has compiled resources and guidance for people who use drugs and[...]

Principled Engagement with Indigenous People

Written by: Jennifer Alsop, Manager of Policy and Evaluation In January of this year, on unceded Squamish, Tseil-Waututh, and Musqueam lands, CAI welcomed Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch to guide[...]

COVID-19 and Community Grants

During this time of great uncertainty, many in the not-for-profit sector are grappling with COVID-19 planning and response. While we are still trying to understand the full impact of the[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – February 2020

Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange The Rural and Indigenous Overdose Action Exchange (ODAX) report is out! Taking place on October 1-2, 2019, ODAX 2019 was the first gathering to[...]

Q&A with Malcolm Tourangeau and Chris Livingstone

This month, Malcolm Tourangeau and Chris Livingstone joined us at the CAI office to answer questions about their work as members of CAI’s Overdose Prevention and Education Network (OPEN) Evaluation[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – May 2019

2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey McCreary Centre Society has released the results of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey. The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a questionnaire used[...]

Five Questions with Shelagh Turner

In January 2019, Shelagh Turner took the position of co-chair for Community Action Initiative’s Leadership Council (LC). Shelagh has over 25 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and[...]

What’s Caught Our Attention – February 2019

Wilkinson and Pickett Recently, some of the CAI team attended the launch of the book The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being at UBC[...]