Local Leadership United


Local Leadership United (LLU) is a provincial project delivered through a partnership between Community Action Initiative (CAI) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). It aims to support local governments, particularly elected officials, with the work communities are already doing to respond to the overdose/toxic drug/drug poisoning crisis. The project was created in recognition that municipalities are uniquely positioned to support overdose response through their local expertise. Specifically, LLU is supporting local elected officials and other stakeholders, by hosting regional convenings across the province.

From April 2022 to October 2023, LLU held 27 full-day dialogues with local governments and community partners, across all five health authorities, as well as a provincial convening of LLU membership.

To read the 2024 Local Leadership United Interim Report, please click an image below:

LLU Interim Report – Executive Summary
LLU Full Interim Report

LLU Resources

5 Myths About Substance Use

BCCDC Decriminalization Key Messages for Local Government

Key Messages for Elected Officials

Values & Principles of Harm Reduction

Quick Start Guide for Local Governments

Starting an Anti-Stigma Campaign

Engaging People with Lived and Living Experience

Developing a Harm Reduction Position Statement

Creating a Safe Disposal Strategy for Sharps

Creating Safe Spaces for Substance Use

[email protected] – Project Manager – Community Development/Local Leadership United