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.
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees (VICCIR) was founded in 2015. Driven by the determination to create a safe haven for immigrants and refugees on Vancouver Island, co-founders[...]
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[...]
“Ensuring CAT partners use the “nothing about us, without us” philosophy to guide engagement creates an equitable landscape rather than an equal landscape, which helps to potentially form trusting relationships.”[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Act Now! Decriminalizing Drugs in Vancouver Pivot Legal Society has released Act Now: Decriminalizing Drugs in Vancouver. This report is a technical brief with one main recommendation: That non-federal orders[...]
This month, Stephen Thomson, Provincial Harm Reduction Coordinator, and Jillian Jones, Provincial Mental Health Coordinator from Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) joined us to talk about MNBC’s ongoing Alcohol Dialogue[...]