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Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation
Toronto / Ontario / Canada
Description: The Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation (CDPE) strives to improve community health and safety by conducting research and outreach on best practices in drug policy. We work collaboratively with governments, affected communities, and civil society to guide effective and evidence-based policy responses to substance use.
Address: c/o Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond Street M5B 1W8 Toronto / Ontario / Canada Canada
Services provided:
Harm reduction
Human rights
Services required:
Harm reduction
Human rights
Areas of interest:
Endeavors to be a primary source for rigorous scientific evidence on the impacts of illegal drug policy on community health and safety. Currently leading innovative primary research, including drug checking services, supervised injection services, injection drug use prevention, overdose response, and drug policy evaluation.
Knowledge Translation
Conducts outreach and knowledge translation to inform policymakers, affected communities, key stakeholders, and the general public on pressing current issues surrounding illegal drugs and drug policy.
posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2021-02-04 19:59:45
The Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation's (CDPE) website has been updated to include our most recent projects and publications! Visit our website to learn more ➡️

#harmreduction #drugpolicy #Toronto

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-12-15 20:30:49
UN Green Lights Medicinal Cannabis but Fails to Challenge Colonial Legacy of its Prohibition

In a historic vote, the UN has finally recognised the medicinal value of #cannabis (27 votes in favour, 25 against + 1 abstention).

Full joint press release is available here:

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-12-10 21:41:05
Toronto’s drug checking service has launched an interactive website featuring detailed findings from substances checked by the service to date!

Explore what’s being found in Toronto’s unregulated drug supply ➡️

#harmreduction #drugpolicy

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-11-23 20:41:25
The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario/the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Public Health Ontario and the CDPE have published a report analyzing trends in opioid-related deaths and comparing circumstances of death between two groups: a #COVID19 pandemic cohort and a pre-pandemic cohort.

Findings suggests that #COVID19 restrictions may have led to an increase in opioid #overdose deaths in Ontario. Click here for the full report:

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-10-14 23:21:50
After two years of #cannabis legalization in #Canada, the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation & the University of Toronto examined the race and gender of Canadian cannabis industry leaders to assess if an equitable cannabis market was achieved.

Research found that #diversity is sorely lacking, as historically over-criminalized #Black and #Indigenous people, as well as #women, are underrepresented.

Read the policy brief here:

posted by Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation on 2020-06-30 04:45:08
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