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Groundswell: Communities leading local action on overdose

January 29 - January 30

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Communities leading local action on overdose

January 29th & 30th, 2018

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

Surrey, BC


“Groundswell: Communities leading local action on overdose” is a community event that will be hosted for community organizations on January 29th & 30th, 2018. The event is funded by Community Action Initiative and supported by the Public Health Association of BC, the Vancouver Foundation and Pacific Aids Network.

The two day event will take place in Surrey, BC, and will highlight the projects of lead organizations in OPEN, bring together activities from past public health crises, and provide detailed information and workshops about Local Action Grants.


  • Day 1 will be focused on identifying community-based levers that can contribute to systemic change to prevent and respond to opioid overdose
  • Day 2 will move towards tactical local planning, supporting communities to commence the development of local action plans
  • Local action plans will form the basis of the application process required for a CAI funding call to be launched in February 2018.



Organizations will be formally invited via email and will be supported with travel bursaries to attend this event.

Watch this space for more information!


January 29
January 30


Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Ave
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5 Canada


Community Action Initiative
Vancouver Foundation
Pacific Aids Network
Public Health Association of BC