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OCRINT Annual Symposiums

Every year, OCRINT hosts an annual symposium where service providers, researchers, community members, policymakers, and people with lived experience come together and collaborate to discuss and shape the current and future direction of substance use research, priorities, and policy.  

All future in-person symposiums are put on hold due to COVID. 

Please note: you must be an OCRINT member, and you must register in order to attend the symposium. 

Community Competition Grant

In 2019, OCRINT launched a community competition grant where local and regional community members and organizations could apply for funding to carry out research projects related to substance use treatment and prevention in Ontario, and a total of six projects were awarded. More information can be found under the demonstration projects tab.

Media: Crackdown Podcast Series 

The Crackdown podcast series is a monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy, and the drug war, led by drug user activists and backed by research. Every episode tells a story about downtown east-side Vancouver community members fighting for their lives, as well as discusses solutions, ensuring justice for those we have lost. The host and executive producer is Garth Mullins, an award-winning documentarian and community activist who has used opioids for years and is now on methadone. The podcast is led by an editorial board made up of some of Vancouver's most prominent activists, and is undertaken in partnership with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and produced by Cited Media Productions on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.

Click here for access to the podcast.