If you would like to offer your voice to those calling on Government of Saskatchewan support for Prairie Harm Reduction's Safe Consumption Site please see below.
Copy and paste the following email message and send it to the emails below.
"Praire Harm Reduction was requesting less than 1% of the Investment in mental health and addictions
I'm writing to you as a concerned resident of Saskatchewan that the Government of Saskatchewan has decided not to fund PHR's Safe Consumption Site for the second year in a row.
Saskatchewan's addictions crisis is out of control and getting worse each year. There have been 103 deaths in the first three months of 2021, and we are on track to have 411 deaths by the end of the year. This is a 22% increase from 2020 our worst year on record. I would like to know the government's plan to prevent overdose deaths, how is it being measured and how do you justify the current response with the overdose deaths increasing each year?
I am aware that the provincial government provides some funding to Prairie Harm Reduction that supports the Family Support Program & Case Management, and that is certainly valuable; however, my understanding is that there is no funding specifically for the Safe Consumption Site, which is separate from those other services. Safe consumption sites save lives, especially when we continue to deal with an overdose crisis in Saskatoon.
My questionis why is Safe Consumption Services not part of the services that are funded at Prairie Harm Reduction?
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding the questions I have asked.