A Resource and Information Fair will be held next week as a part of Manitoba Substance Use and Addiction Awareness Week.
The fair will give community members an opportunity to learn more about ways to address substance abuse and addictions, as well as bring forward solutions for change.
The fair will be at the TRCC lobby this Monday from 3 to 8 PM, and will have guest speakers from Addictions Foundation Manitoba, Northern Regional Health Authority, and a city representative at 4 p.m. to kick-off the event.
AFM will also have a booth at the fair, along with the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic, Safer Choices Northern Network, and the NRHA.
FM's booth will have information on drugs and alcohol, as well as a display with this year's theme, "Sigma Ends with Me", showing that drigs do not discriminate and all people can be impacted by substance abuse.
The NRHA will have safe use supplies displayed or the community to learn about harm reduction practices as it relates to drug use. They will also have information on Nalxone kits and how it remedies an overdose.
In addition to a booth, Safe Choices Northern Network will be showing a screening of The Flood, a documentary on the overdose crisis in Canada. The screening will be in the multi-purpose room at the TRCC at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m, and is free to attend.
Safer drug distribution will be on site at the event as well.
Manitoba Substance Use and Addiction Awareness Week runs from Nov. 25 - Dec. 1.