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.

Five Questions with Breaking Barriers Project

The Breaking Barriers Project was implemented from June 2020 to March 2021 through a collaboration between the City of Chilliwack, Fraser Health and Chilliwack Healthier Community, and was funded through the Community Wellness and Harm[...]

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

  International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year, aiming to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. It also[...]

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[...]