Art for Harm Reduction @ Atomic Rooster, Ottawa [18 July]

Art for Harm Reduction


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18
July
19:00 - 22:00

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Atomic Rooster
303 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X7
On Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm, your Centretown community welcomes you to Atomic Rooster! We'll enjoy works by local artists and listen to great live music, all while supporting harm reduction services in our neighborhood!

Join us for:

Art by Heather CarGio, Dan Martelock, and Léanne Leclerc! The show will be on display and for sale until noon on August 21st. Attend the event for the best selection!

Music by the incredible Rory Taillon! This man is a powerhouse of a musician, his live show is a must-see!

Great raffle prizes! Several local vendors have donated fantastic goodies. Tickets will be $2, or 3 for $5, or 10 for $10. All proceeds will go to Harm Reduction Services at the Centretown Community Health Centre. (Centretown CHC | CSC du Centre-ville)

Note that kids and individuals under 19 are welcome at the event until 9pm, in accordance with the restaurant's liquor license. <3

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Harm reduction is an important strategy for public health. In the context of the current opioid crisis, it is the difference between life and death for a growing number of people. Over 400 Ontarians died of opioid overdoses in the first six months of 2016. Throughout that year, an average of 7 Canadians died every single day from these overdoses.* In the face of this growing crisis, let's support our communities and take steps to educate ourselves about safter drug use.

Harm Reduction in relation to drug use refers to «policies, programs and practices that aim to reduce the negative health, social and economic consequences that may ensue from the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs, without necessarily reducing drug use. Its cornerstones are public health, human rights and social justice.» (The Canadian Harm Reduction Network, 2017)

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To access Harm Reduction Services in our neighborhood, contact the CCHC. More information is available at:
centretownchc.org/program/mental-health-addictions

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For More Information about Harm Reduction visit:

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
drugpolicy.ca/issues/harm-reduction/

The Canadian Harm Reduction Coalition
canadianharmreduction.com/

Public Health Ontario's Interactive Opioid Tool: publichealthontario.ca/en/dataandanalytics/pages/opioid.aspx

Recent news articles:

* «Canadian opioid overdose data provide only a partial picture of death toll,» The Globe and Mail (June 6, 2017):
theglobeandmail.com/news/national/opioid-overdoses-claimed-nearly-seven-lives-a-day-in-canada-in-2016-report/article35227241/

See articles in tagged «opiods» at Global News:
globalnews.ca/tag/opioids/
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