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Keeping the Doors Open New Beginnings for Creating Policy that Supports Marginalized Populations
Featuring keynote speakers: Eugene Oscapella, Carrielynn Lund and Dr. Tessa Parkes
Eugene Oscapella specializes in research about legislative,
trade and social policy developments in Canada. For almost a quarter century he has served both the public and private sectors through timely, readable research and clear policy advice on a range of issues: privacy, human rights, drug policy, medicallegal subjects, defence, intelligence, national security and criminal justice matters.

Dates: Thursday, May 2: 6-8:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

Eugene Oscapella: Omnibus Crime Bill and its effects on community Friday, May 3: 9am-5:00 pm Carrielynn Lund: From colonizing to collaborative - resilience-focused, Aboriginal community led research Dr. Tessa Parkes: BC Physician's Views of Methadone Prescribing for Opiate Dependence: Interim findings from a mixed methods study Breakout sessions: Local Aboriginal Elders - Journey of the Red Road Circle Lori Swanson and Karen Miller (Interior Health) - Practicing Harm Reduction Therapy An overview of the application of harm reduction principles in clinical settings Kay Armstrong & Dr. Karin Goodison - Stigma in the E.R. Rural Empowered Drug Users Network (REDUN) An introduction to REDUN and the importance of Peer involvement.

Carrielynn Lund is a Mtis consultant whose primary focus is on

assisting Aboriginal communities to identify and address health and social issues that have a negative impact on children and their families. Her extensive work includes service on the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Health Research Ethics Standing Committee and the Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada Research Ethics Board.

Dr. Tessa Parkes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling,

Scotland in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health. She is Program Director for the Masters (MRes) in Health Research and leads the Substance Use & Addictions Research Program in the Center for Public Health and Population Health Research. Dr. Parkes collaborates with the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, the Centre for Addictions Research of BC and the Simon Fraser Center. In particular she works with colleagues in BC on methadone maintenance treatment research to affect policy.

Cost $85.00 (includes lunch, beverages & snacks) Students: $30.00 Registration Deadline April 26, 2013 Location Selkirk College, Castlegar campus To Register Call 250-365-1208, email or
register in person at Selkirk College (Admin. building) in Castlegar

For more information Call ANKORS at 250-505-5506 or visit for a detailed agenda.

In Partnership with Regional Mental Health & Substance Use, ANKORS and Selkirk College. Sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Trail Family & Individual Resource Center, Interior Health and IH Aboriginal Health