Chloe Goodison

NaloxHome Community Panel: It Takes a Community: Exploring the Forces Behind BC’s Overdose Crisis

Team members: Chloe Goodison (Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU)

NaloxHome Society has been educating BC Secondary Students for nearly 3 years, and in that time, we have reached 8,000 youth with free drug & harm reduction education. Our belief is simple: knowledge is power. By knowing how to prevent emergencies, emergencies will be prevented.

It takes a community to tackle public health emergencies. Our team has planned a free community panel event to raise the voices of those represented in and affected by BC's overdose crisis. Speakers representing a range of direct expertise and lived experience will anchor this important conversation, providing a unique opportunity for audience members to ask questions and hear from them. The goal of this event is to deepen our community’s collective knowledge of BC's multi-faceted overdose crisis, and to build trust that people who use drugs are not bad people. 

This event will be held in Coquitlam in Summer 2024. 

Community Partners

  • Tri Cities Community Overdose Action Team – a syndicate of local organizations who are committed to overdose prevention and education in the Tri-Cities (including representatives from Fraser Health, SHARE Society, ACCESS Youth Outreach, Safe + Sound First Aid, Low Entropy, and more)
  • School District 43