IOAD 2023 Saskatoon

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Station 20 West, Saskatoon
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Hard Knox Talks
Contact: Daniel Hearn

This event is open to the public, free to attend, and will be held in honour of those who love someone who uses drugs or have lost someone to drug related harms.

Doors open at 10am
10:30 am Opening Prayer
10:45 am Speaker (School of Public Health, Dr. Barb Fornssler. Speaking on reducing stigma amongst service providers)
11:15 am Networking
12:00 pm Lunch (provided – free of charge)
1:00 pm Speaker (E.D Elizabeth Fry Society Sask, Nicole Obrigavitch. Speaking on the housing crisis and Saskatchewan’s over populated prison system)
1:30 pm Hard Knox Talks Live stream podcast production from the stage with guest, (To be determined)
3:00 pm Speaker (E.D. Possibilities Recovery Center, Tanner Parret. Speaking on the efficacy of community partnerships)
3:30 pm Networking
4:30 pm Silent Auction and 50/50 winner announcements (Proceeds split between Possibilities Recovery Centre and Prairie Harm Reduction’s Supervised Consumption Site.)
4:45 pm Supper (provided – free of charge)
5:30 pm Off to the Roxy Theatre (320 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X2) for Social Justice YXE’s screening of “Love in the time of Fentanyl”
After the screening a panel discussion will be held featuring, Erin Beckwell | Clinical Instructor, U of R Social Work, Marie Agioritis | Moms Stop the Harm, Kayla Demong & Dean Borson | Prairie Harm Reduction, Ian McGillivray | Opioid Assisted Recovery Services, and more.
9:00 pm Candlelight vigil at the Roxy Theatre to remember loved ones lost to the drug poisoning crisis. Vigil will be hosted by Patricia Whitebear (Family Addiction Healing Circle) and Laurie Sanders (Stronger Together Canada), featuring talks from Owen Pelletier from Prestigious Pelletier Productions, Daniel Hearn from Hard Knox Talks and Patricia Whitebear.
9:45pm Close

Note: Throughout the day, Patricia Whitebear (Family Healing Circle) and Laurie Sanders (Stronger Together Canada) will be located in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan’s main office at Station 20 West, offering a safe space to smudge, pray, and remember those lost to drug related harms. We will also be providing space to place ribbons, light candles, and to display images of those we wish to remember on this day.

We would like to thank the following organizations for supporting and participating in this event:
Prairie Harm Reduction
The Elizabeth Fry Society
New Earth Therapy
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan
Prairie Sky Recovery Centre
The Family Addictions Healing Circle
Healing Spirits Kambo
Super Patch
Stronger Together Canada
Moms Stop the Harm
Possibilities Recovery Center
The College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
The School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan
Station 20 West

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