Harm-reduction advocates welcome funding commitment for Winnipeg supervised consumption site – CBC

Apr 03, 2024

Advocates for people struggling with addictions and homelessness celebrated the Manitoba NDP government’s plan to open a supervised consumption site in Winnipeg by next year, saying it will save lives and help put people on the path to recovery.

The 2024 budget includes $2.5 million toward a supervised consumption site, which will provide sterile needles and other consumption equipment, with staff on hand to help in the event of an overdose and to connect users to support services.

The NDP promised to set up the province’s first supervised consumption site in Winnipeg, making it part of Housing, Addictions and Homelessness Minister Bernadette Smith’s mandate.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-supervised-consumption-site-1.7161886

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