Urgent Call for Action: Addressing Yukon's Overdose Epidemic

One Death is Too Many addresses the public health emergency of escalating overdose deaths in Yukon, highlighting the roles of stigma, systemic racism in healthcare, and the housing crisis in exacerbating the problem. Examining the complexities of the drug toxicity crisis—including the devastating impact on individuals and communities—the report criticizes punitive approaches to drug use and calls for enhanced education, trauma-informed care, robust harm reduction services, and a push for systemic changes to create a more supportive environment for those struggling with substance use.

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Beyond Shelter: Tackling Whitehorse's Housing Inequity

A Place to Call Home is a detailed analysis on how Whitehorse's severe housing crisis is impacting marginalized groups. First-hand accounts of those struggling with homelessness and unstable housing highlight the significant barriers to securing safe, affordable housing. Examining the intricate relationship between housing instability and its detrimental effects on physical and mental health, this study offers in-depth insights into systemic issues and recommends targeted actions for policy change.

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Hep C Cure

Living with and treating Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C treatment has changed!  

Effective drugs that are much easier to tolerate are now on the market. If you’re living with Hepatitis C, talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options.

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Don’t be an A**hole

Best practices for working with people who use drugs

Don’t Be An A**hole: Best practices for health and social service providers working with people who use drugs.  

In 2018, Blood Ties conceived a project to inform our practice and interactions with people who use drugs. The project resulted in the Don’t be an A__Hole report and its companion poster Best Practices for Health and Social Services Providers Working With People Who Use Drugs.

The goal is to strengthen relationships between health and social service providers and their clients who use illicit drugs.

This important project presents the factors that make relationships between clients and service providers more successful and to identify barriers that people who use drugs face when accessing social services.

We are grateful to the United Way for making this project possible.

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