Our mission is to receive a section 56.1 federal exemption to allow us to legally operate an Overdose Prevention Site in Halifax. The evidence-based research states that Overdose Prevention Sites reduce overdose fatalities, reduces the transmission of blood-borne infections such as HIV & HCV & Increases referrals to health & social programs
This fund will support the actions of HaliFIX Overdose Prevention Society in physically building and supplying an Overdose Prevention Site, supporting peer expert staff, and financing demonstrations and awareness building work.
We are currently in the process of incorporating HaliFIX as a non-profit society in Nova Scotia and establishing a bank account. Our treasurer will be responsible for withdrawing funds directly into the organization's bank account. We are still hoping to work towards a provincially-funded site, but these funds will help us to build a life-saving service now and moving forward.