WAHRS
WESTERN ABORIGINAL HARM REDUCTION SOCIETY

ABOUT

The Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society is an organization of Indigenous people who are current and former users of illicit drugs and/or illicit alcohol. We live, work and play in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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THE TEAM

Our members come from all nations, including Gitxsan, Carrier, Nisga’a, Musqueam, Cree, and Ojibwe. Meet some of the faces of WAHRS.

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WHAT WE DO

The Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society is involved in activism, research, healing, harm reduction, community-building, and more. We’re passionate about our community, and are working to support our members.

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OUR RESEARCH

WAHRS partnered with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to conduct ground-breaking research on our members’ experiences accessing healthcare, accessing addictions treatment, with HIV and with research.

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