South Asian Local Mobilization and Outreach Network (SALMON)

The South Asian Local Mobilization Outreach Network (SALMON) Project was created in response to the overdose crisis in British Columbia (BC). BC’s Fraser region saw the highest number of overdose deaths in the province among which South Asians are overrepresented. Given that many resources are available only in English, this presents South Asians with significant barriers to accessing critical information. SALMON aims to bridge this gap by providing lifesaving education, resources, and supplies in culturally-relevant formats using a harm reduction approach. This is done by our peer-led outreach teams who visit local parks and places of worship and speak to individuals – bringing awareness to and reducing stigma around overdose in the South Asian community.