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Manitoba Harm Reduction Network

Position/Job Title: 
Project Coordinator
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For more information see www.mhrn.ca


Standing in a Field Naked: Improving Harm Reduction at Festivals

The MHRN conducted an anonymous survey of people who use drugs at Manitoba festivals to make a peer informed list of safety recommendations following the principles of "Nothing About Us, Without Us". These recommendations were circulated to festivals and harm reduction partners who are working to implement these measures.

Media Guide: How to Talk about People Who Use Drugs

The Winnipeg Peer Working Group, an advisory council of the MHRN worked on research with the CCPA for the State of The Inner City Report, about how people who use drugs are portrayed in the media.  It can be found here: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/manitoba/events/state-inner-city-report-2019.  Based on this research they went on to create a guide for the media about reporting on People Who Use Drugs and launched it at a community event.

Overdose Workshop (printable, outdoor use)

For Overdose Awareness Day 2020 MHRN designed this workshop and planning kit to facilitate outdoor naloxone training, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in overdose that it has caused. This kit can be used to plan a standalone event, or an activity at a larger event. Both the floor cards AND speaking notes included in the planning kit are necessary for facilitation.


What to do Instead of Calling the Cops

The Winnipeg Peer Working Group, in collaboration with the MHRN and Bar None, is pleased to present this poster on alternatives to calling the police on someone who is high. Folks who use drugs say that criminalization harms them more than drugs themselves do!