On Monday, August 19, Lethbridge City Council voted down a motion 6-3 calling for the provincial government to cut funding for a supervised consumption site called ARCHES. This came after community members in Lethbridge and across Alberta organized to send letters to city council and rallied outside city hall the day of the vote.
Kym Porter is a member of Moms Stop the Harm, a network of Canadian families whose loved ones died from drug related harms or who have struggled with substance use. She shares why this vote is significant, and what it means for establishing more safe consumption sites across Canada.
Moms Stop the Harm
Lethbridge council votes down motion to cut ARCHES Funding
Safe Consumption Services Review