Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

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About Us

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is a coalition of individuals and civil society organizations that envisions a safe, healthy and just Canada in which drug policy and legislation as well as related institutional practices are based on evidence, human rights, social inclusion and public health. Our mission is to facilitate improvement in Canadian and international drug policy by (1) producing and advancing constructive policy recommendations; (2) building sustainable, mutually enhancing partnerships; (3) assembling and disseminating clear information and analysis; and (4) fostering productive dialogue and action within civil society.


CDPC has been active across Canada and internationally since 2010 and established its founding principles in 2011. Our structure as a coalition has developed fruitful relationships and has led to the production of numerous policy documents and communications, over 45 public events and workshops, and multiple dialogue appearances over the past five years. CDPC works with a variety of partners at the local, national and international level and stresses the inclusion of people who use drugs and their organizations in the development of drug policies. 

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