This year for International Women’s Day we want to celebrate the achievements of women and those who have broken down gender barriers for women in harm reduction. We will be spotlighting those who have been working in harm reduction and celebrating their successes and achievements. As part of this year’s #BreakTheBias campaign we invite you to learn more about these wonderful achievements and reach out to those you may want to work with!
Meet Rachel Goodland, Harm Reduction advocate worker in Brantford:
I’m a Health Promoter with the Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC). Currently, I’m working with community partners on an application for Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) in Brantford. I’m also working with the outreach staff here at GRCHC to develop a harm reduction program (which will be supported by our brand new medical van). With the ongoing drug poisoning crisis, our community deserves access to judgement free/ low-barrier harm reduction services!
For more awesome profiles of Women in Harm Reduction, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/iwd