In the News

In the News

Welcome to our TCCAT Blog a place where we support stories from our TCCAT work and others like Moms Stop the Harm, Naloxhome, community & family stories and youth initiatives.

Help Starts Here

July 11, 2024

The BC Lions are partnering with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to raise awareness that everyone’s story is...

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Overdose prevention 'street degree' helping CRAB Park residents

July 11, 2024

Course provides training for drug users working at overdose prevention sites, as well as frontline workers

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June is Men's Mental Health Month.

June 10, 2024

June is Men's Mental Health Month. Over the last few months, statistics have been consistently showing an increase in the...

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Activate BC

September 22, 2023

Activate BC - as a business resourceClick here to see more info! 

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Makeup Event (Sept 23)

September 22, 2023

International Overdose Awareness Day: Makeup Event (Sept 23)Click here to see more info! 

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Socktober - Collecting socks for 3030 Gordon, ACCESS Youth, and the Sure Stay

September 22, 2023

Socktober - Collecting socks for 3030 Gordon, ACCESS Youth, and the Sure StayClick here to see more info! 

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TCCAT - Link to a working extensive resource list

September 22, 2023

Here is a QR code link to a working extensive resource list.

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TCCAT June 2023 Zine

July 4, 2023

Check out our latest TCCAT June 2023 Zine! Read all about TCCAT Recap on 2023 to date, our Stakeholder updates,...

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How Society Can Benefit From Providing Free Opioid Addiction Treatment

June 28, 2023

On June 6, 2023, British Columbia (BC), Canada, became the first Canadian province to provide universal treatment for opioid addiction....

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Coquitlam first responders face growing toxic drug overdose battle

June 7, 2023

Every siren signals another possible overdose in Coquitlam as local firefighters, moms, health-care workers and advocates respond to B.C.'s toxic...

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Humanizing the Tri-Cities: Day in the Life Of “Be Okay with Janco”

June 7, 2023

Tri-Cities Community Action Team presents: Peer Photo project - Humanizing the Tri-Cities: Day in the Life Of” “Be Okay with

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Humanizing the Tri-Cities: Day in the Life Of “Perspective: Skating through the Brick Wall”

June 7, 2023

Tri-Cities Community Action Team presents: Peer Photo project - Humanizing the Tri-Cities: Day in the Life Of” “Perspective: Skating through...

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Port Moody to explore training city’s frontline staff on use of naloxone kits

May 29, 2023

Port Moody’s frontline staff may soon receive training with naloxone kits to help save people suffering from a lethal dose...

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Check out the TCCAT YouTube Channel

May 3, 2023

Make suer to check out our official TCCAT YouTube Channel - we are constantly adding relevant videos/music/podcasts and news clippings.

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TCCAT March 2023 Zine

April 13, 2023

Check out our latest TCCAT March 2023 Zine! Read all about TCCAT Recap on 2022, our Stakeholder updates, events to...

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Addiction - full documentary NOVA PS

February 27, 2023

Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with opioid addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate...

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Benzo Dope and Tranq: The next wave of the overdose crisis

February 27, 2023

With access to an undisguised fentanyl dealer, Beyond Fentanyl looks at how drugs like “benzo dope” and “tranq” are ravaging...

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Contemplating Connections -Evolution of Change

February 27, 2023

The youth committee began meeting in December 2019. With multiple members on the team, deciding on which type of project...

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Decimininlization excluding youth

February 27, 2023

Experts say an upcoming pilot to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs in British Columbia could increase risks...

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Meet the new Wellness Together Canada Companion App

February 27, 2023

PocketWell is a companion app for Wellness Together Canada, which allows you to...

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Reframing Masculinity

February 27, 2023

Men who are suffering from depression get diagnosed at half the rate of women, yet they are three to four...

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What you need to know about decriminalization of possessing illicit drugs in BC

February 26, 2023

B.C. granted exemption by federal government in November 2022; pilot will run until 2026

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Vancouver man creates life saving App (Lifeguard)

January 27, 2023

A Vancouver man has designed a life-saving app that has helped prevent at least 57 deaths since launching in May...

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Alarming increase in toxic drug deaths of international students

January 18, 2023

Advocates warn of alarming rise in toxic drug deaths among B.C. international students

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Street drugs more toxic in Canada: why?

January 18, 2023

A rise in the circulation of highly potent fentanyl that is increasingly being mixed with other drugs is making Canada’s...

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Fentanyl Waltz

January 13, 2023

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Marin Patenaude has released a new song that reflects on the impact of Canada's ongoing toxic drug crisis.

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Victoria SAFER initiative

January 4, 2023

The Victoria SAFER Initiative (SAFER) provides pharmaceutical alternatives to the unregulated drug supply to prevent and reduce the incidence of...

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There's no path to recovery for people who are dead

December 20, 2022

Last week, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre published an op-ed backtracking on some of the claims he made in his video...

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2022 IOAD Partners' Report

December 19, 2022

The Penington Institute, convenor of International Overdose Awareness Day, has released their 2022 Partners' Report.

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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn a Blind Eye to Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace

December 14, 2022

It’s happening in your workplace today, and lives are at risk — including yours.

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On My Way to Wellness

December 14, 2022

The pathways to wellness can look different for everyone. What's important is having the support and patience to work through...

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TC CAT Youth Ambassadors Mural

December 14, 2022

The Tri-Cities Overdose Community Action Team's Youth Ambassadors were a group of youth and young adults aged 17-28 who are...

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Building Hope: Substance Use in the Trades

October 27, 2022

Men account for around 3 out of 4 of overdose deaths in Canada which has become a leading cause of...

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The Next Wave of the Overdose Crisis

October 27, 2022

More than 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2021, the worst year on record. The newest wave of...

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Opioid Tragedy: Inside the Fentanyl Crisis | Ten Dollar Death Trip

March 24, 2022

With the world fighting a deadly pandemic, another heartbreaking public health crisis is raging in North America. A new synthetic...

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Beyond Stigma - by Subject Matter Health Research Lab

March 20, 2022

This animated video was created to explore the impact of stigma on all aspects of treatment for people living with...

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Expert panel urges safer supply, evidence-based system of care to reduce deaths from illicit drugs

March 19, 2022

A panel of subject-matter experts convened by the BC Coroners Service is calling for increased access to a safer supply...

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