First Nations educators to host web conferences on opioid crisis and addiction – Boundary Creek Times

First Nations Health Authority Offers Courageous Conversations Educational Series for West Kootenay Region

Indigenous educators at the First Nations Health Authority are offering a free virtual community education series starting next week titled “Courageous Conversations” for the West Kootenay region. The First Nations Health Authority offers a range of virtual health care services to First Nations people in British Columbia who may have limited access to health services locally.

If you want to learn more about the overdose crisis in British Columbia and about substance use, harm reduction and stigma reduction, then this two-part educational series is for you. This event is for members of the local community, service providers and civic leaders who want to learn more about reducing stigma, substance use and harm from an Indigenous perspective.

This First Nations Health Authority event is a collaboration with ANKORS, the Grand Forks Community Action Team, and the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society.

This two-part event will take place on September 22 from 2:30 pm to 2:30 pm and September 29 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Door prizes are offered for each date! This is a free virtual event with no pre-registration required. There will be a limit of 100 people.

The first date of Wednesday, September 22 is titled “Educating on toxic drug supply to save lives”.

The second date, Wednesday September 29, is titled “Teachings of People with Lived Experience on Drug Use”.

Click here for the zoom link for both events (access code: 808095):

For peers / people who have had and experienced substance use, contact REDUN for assistance: [email protected]

For help with substance use / harm reduction, call ANKORS at 250-505-5506.

Or contact your doctor, walk-in clinic, or call Mental Health and Addiction at: 310-MHSU (6478).

Free counseling and treatment services are available at the Grand Forks Boundary Mental Health and Addiction Clinic at 7441 2nd St – no referrals required. To contact the clinic, dial 250-442-0330.

Grand Forks Opioid Addiction Crisis


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