Provincial Peer Network – Year 3

The goal of the Provincial Peer Network (PPN) is to strengthen collaboration and information sharing between drug user-led organizations through regional and provincial capacity building and the development of a network structure to ensure that the provincial overdose response is effective in saving lives and connecting people to harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.

The network has recently entered year three of its funding and, based on feedback from funded groups, the funding is now being administered by Community Action Initiative. And, adjudication decisions were made by a steering committee representing all drug user groups applying for PPN funding.

For year three of the PPN, the following groups are being funded in each region:

Fraser Health Authority

  • Autonomous Accountable Peer Initiative (AAPI) – Chilliwack/Abbotsford
  • BC Solid Support Services Society (BC3S) – Mission
  • Mountain Side Harm Reduction Society (MSHRS)- Chilliwack
  • Engaged Communities Canada Society (ECCS) – Surrey
  • Maple Ridge Street Outreach Society (MRSOS) – Maple Ridge

Interior Health Authority

  • The East Kootenay Network & Society Of People Who Use Drugs  (EKNPUD) – Cranbrook/Kimberly
  • Knowledging All Nations & Developing Unity (KANDU) – Kelowna
  • Vernon Entrenched People Against Discrimination (VEPAD) – Vernon
  • Rural Empowered Drug Users Network (REDUN) – Nelson/Trail/Castlegar

Northern Health Authority

  • Northern Network of Peers for Equality (NOPE) – Quesnel
  • Northern Sun Helpers – Fort St. John
  • Society for Narcotic and Opioid Wellness (SNOW) – Dawson Creek
  • U.N.D.U. – Prince George
  • Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN)- Quesnel

Vancouver Island Health Authority

  • Bridging the Gap – Port Alberni
  • Indigenous Harm Reduction Team (IHRT) – Victoria
  • Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users (NANDU) – Nanaimo
  • SOLID Outreach Society – Victoria

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

  • Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War (CPDDW) – Vancouver
  • DTES Roots Outreach – Vancouver
  • Drug Users Liberation Front (DULF) – Vancouver
  • i2i Peer Support Project – Gibsons
  • Qathet Northern Sustain – qathet/Tla’amin Nation
  • SUSTAIN Powell River – Powell River
  • Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) – Vancouver

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