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.

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[...]

What’s Caught our Attention – October 2020

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[...]

What’s Caught our Attention – August 2020

Keeping Families Together Keeping Families Together (KFT) is a grassroots peer-led advocacy group aiming to provide preventive community care and support in place of unnecessary child apprehensions. KFT honours parents’[...]

Five Questions with Brenda Plant

This month, we have Brenda Plant, Executive Director of Turning Point Recovery Society, joining us to answer five questions related to Turning Point and her work. Turning Point Recovery Society[...]

Statement on Racism

Dear CAI Grantees, Partners, Friends, In the past three weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery[...]