The Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access project was a partnership of AIDS Vancouver Island and the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative in Ontario.This project examined how women use Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and what makes OPS more or less accessible to women.
Between June and August 2018 surveys were conducted at 5 OPS: 3 in British Columbia (Campbell River, Courtenay, Victoria), and 2 in Toronto, Ontario (Moss Park, Regent Park). Below are highlights from these surveys and strategies to create more gender-inclusive OPS. We hope these strategies will serve as a starting point to help other sites build more inclusive OPS spaces.
This image is just one section of the image-based report; see the whole report.
Questions? Contact Heather Hobbs at AIDS Vancouver Island.