News & Updates

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.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Written by: Janine Stevenson – Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects, Dakota Fayant-McLeod – Communications Coordinator With a focus on Indigenous Harm Reduction methods of support and education we[...]

What’s Caught our Attention – February 2021

Photographing Beyond ‘Needle-in-Puddle’ Jesse Winter, a photojournalist based in Vancouver, published an article in the Tyee exploring the role that photojournalism may play in altering the public’s perception of the[...]

What’s Caught our Attention – December 2020

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research – New Harm Reduction Infographic The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research have collaborated with SURE Community of Practice and Island Health the create[...]

Five Questions with Our Park Project

This month we feature the Our Park Project. Our Park is a Vancouver-based community arts and peer support outreach project funded through the Community Wellness and Harm Reduction Grants. It is made[...]