The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEHS) is seeking a contractor/consultant to support the development of its cannabis substitution program, as part of the ACEHS decolonized harm reduction programming. The ACEHS and the Canadian Institute of Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria (CISUR-UVIC) are engaged in a collaborative research project funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
This project centers on developing a managed alcohol program in the context of Indigenous culturally supportive housing, and which is attentive to Indigenous cultural modalities of beings, health, and wellness, referred to by the ACEHS as an Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Residence Program (IAHRRP). Here, the ACEHS and CISUR-UVIC aim to assess cannabis as a harm reduction mechanism in the context of alcohol addiction.
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