Name of Town: Langley, Langley Township,
Focus on community anti-stigma education with local business leaders while upholding a strong peer team.
A Q&A with Daniel Snyder, Amanda Laboucane, and Dana Dementro of the Langley CAT.
“We are always asking: ‘How do we honour and value lived and living experience and how do we create a safe space for all?’” - Amanda Laboucane, Manager for Langley Health Services
Members of the Community Action Initiative team sat down with Daniel Snyder, CAT Coordinator; Amanda Laboucane, Manager for Langley Health Services, Fraser Health; and Dana Dmytro, District School Psychologist, to discuss the learnings, evolutions and proud moments experienced while working with the Langley CAT. Here’s what they had to say.
Also, a lot of our peers are involved in the Rig Riders project. This team bikes or walks around rallying other peers to take care of their community through supporting one another. The project also provides needle recovery, harm reduction supplies, and facilitates collection and disposal of discarded needles.
Our goal is to stand united and when we come together as a voice, I feel so proud. We’re constantly working towards creating an environment where peers feel safe. We are always asking: “How do we honour and value lived and living experience and how do we create a safe space for all?” If we can be together as a committee, talk about these things, and voice what our needs are, and peers feel safe in that process – that's progress.