Community Action Initiative (CAI), Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA), and Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC)
Grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 to British Columbia municipalities in partnership with regional health authorities for project and activities that address substance-use disorders and enhance health outcomes. Funding is intended to support harm-reduction programs that are suited to local needs. In particular, funding is available for collaborative harm-reduction projects designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and resources required for individuals, families, and communities to be safer, healthier and more inclusive. The goal of the harm-reduction approach is to prevent the negative health and social outcomes associated with substance use and to improve health and wellness.
Harm reduction is a client-centered approach that seeks to reduce the health and social harms associated with addiction and substance use. Harm reduction does not necessarily require people who use substances to abstain or stop using. Included in the harm-reduction approach to substance use are a series of programs, services and practices designed to keep people safe and minimize death and disease. Essential to this approach is an opportunity to empower people who use substances with knowledge and tools to minimize harms, including through non-judgmental and non-coercive strategies that enhance skills and knowledge to live safer and healthier lives.
The main features of harm reduction include:
For additional information about harm reduction features, see: https://communityactioninitiative.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/10/Community-Wellness-Harm-Reduction-Guidelines_-2019Oct30.pdf#page=3
Community wellness and harm-reduction applications should:
GrantWatch ID#: 187154
Funding ranges from $15,000 to $50,000.
All proposed project activities should be completed, and funding spent by December 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://cai-applications.ca/2019/harmreduction/index.php
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Melinda Markey, Provincial Secretariat Director
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Community Action Initiative
1183 Melville Street,
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
Canada: British Columbia
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