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Collaboration with Karmik

by Rashmi Abeysekera

Image shows the words KARMIK inside a white lined pattern. Image also shows the word "The drug war is a failure" and "We are #notanisland" and "We are family."
Image shows the words KARMIK inside a white lined pattern. Image also shows the word "The drug war is a failure" and "We are #notanisland" and "We are family."   

PRIDE and Karmik-what an absolutely perfect combination! Both of our organizations are committed to ensuring and nurturing the safety and well-being of our communities. That's why we're incredibly excited to announce an official collaboration between Karmik and Vancouver PRIDE Society.

So who's Karmik?
We're a harm reduction organization led primarily by peer support, and based in Vancouver, BC. Our aim is to provide a compassionate and stigma-free approach to educating and supporting our communities in enacting safer drug use and sexual engagement.

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One of the many things we do is provide harm reduction services through peer support at festivals and nightlife events in Vancouver and throughout BC-this is the kind of work we'll be doing with PRIDE! Three times a year, we hold a training program to equip our peer support workers with the skills needed to staff our booth. At a PRIDE event in the near future, you may see our booth prepared with literature on safer/informed drug use, sexual practice, earbuds, and other harm reduction supplies. Our volunteers will not only be ready to engage in conversation and answer questions, but also are trained in and equipped with naloxone kits. If you have questions about harm reduction, need some time to wind down, colour in a colouring book, read something interesting, or even just have a chat: our booth may be the place for you!

We look forward to seeing you at a PRIDE event soon! If you see us, come say "Hi"!

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