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.

On the road with Local Leadership United

By: Dakota Fayant-McLeod – Communications Coordinator Recognizing the critical role local governments play in community-level conversations and community health, Local Leadership United (LLU) aims to support local governments (particularly elected[...]

Local Leadership United Interim Report

By: Noah Chalifoux – Project Manager – Community Development/Local Leadership United The CAI Local Leadership United (LLU) team is pleased to share the LLU interim report titled “We cannot do[...]

International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held each year to raise awareness and end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief[...]

Gathering Hope 2023

By Noah Chalifoux Over the past year, Local Leadership United (LLU) has engaged over 50 local governments in conversations about the Unregulated Drug Poisoning Crisis, harm reduction and community health.[...]

International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held each year to raise awareness and end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief[...]

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[...]