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About WAHRS

The Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS) is a group of urban Aboriginal peoples…

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people who use illicit drugs and/or…

Programs

In addition to weekly general member meetings, we run many different programs. Just to…

About WAHRS

The Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS) is a group of urban Aboriginal peoples who live, work, and play in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. All of our members are current or former illicit drug and/or illicit alcohol users, and we come from all nations – Ojibwe, Cree, Mohawk, and more.

We work to give our members a voice, teach advocacy, to empower our people to fight for themselves, and to educate different people about our members’ strengths and challenges.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people who use illicit drugs and/or alcohol by encouraging the development of support, education, and training programs that reflect the values of Aboriginal people.

Programs

In addition to weekly general member meetings, we run many different programs. Just to name a couple, we go to UBC Farm on Musqueam territory for 4 months of the year, and hold One Heart Healing circles every week. For more information about our programs, please click here.