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Meth in Winnipeg: A Community Response

July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meth in Winnipeg: A Community Response

Meth is a reality that affects everyone – families, communities and workplaces.
Solutions require community-based responses.

Join Edward Durgan (PhD), an educator, psychotherapist and researcher from Vancouver and Antioch University – Seattle, for a series of free community events focused on understanding and building more effective community responses to meth in Winnipeg. These events will create space for Winnipeggers to learn and share their perspectives on what is needed in order to address meth in our community. All events will be live streamed on Facebook @Menno Simons College #MethResponseWPG.

Day 1: Lecture by Dr. Edward Durgan
History and Immediacy: Severe Mental Illness and Impoverished Dwelling in Urban Settings
Date: Thursday July 25, 2019
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Menno Simons College
102-520 Portage Avenue

Day 2: Panel Discussion
Meth in Our Midst: Community Responses to People, Drugs & Situations
Date: Saturday July 27, 2019
Time 10am – 1pm
Venue: Merchant’s Corner
541 Selkirk Avenue
Panelists: Ed Durgan, 13 Moons Harm Reduction, Project Safe Audience, Angela Lavalle, Jib Stop, Mitch Bourbonniere, Stan Rossowski, Michael Champagne (MC)

Day 3: Lecture by Dr. Edward Durgan
Methamphetamine: Risk, Resilience, Resistance – from Vancouver to Winnipeg
Date: Monday July 29, 2019
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Millennium Library (Carol Shields Auditorium)
251 Donald Street

Supporting Organizations:
– Antioch University
– Canadian Mennonite University
– City of Winnipeg Public Library
– Menno Simons College
– Restorative Justice Association of Manitoba
– Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Guiding Principles:
Participating organizations recognize that there are a variety of opinions on best practices to address our community members that are suffering with Meth and addictions. Our goal is to work towards a common understanding and approaches that are based on inclusionary and harm reduction principles. We will focus on strength based, culturally appropriate solutions that seek to meet people where they are, to eradicate the marginalization that is a result of judgment-based program participation criteria.

All events are FREE and the venues are accessible.


July 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
251 Donald Street
Winnipeg, R3C 3P5 CA
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