gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč,  I am grateful and honoured to live work and play in the water, on the land and through the forests that are the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation

Impacts of the toxic drug crisis

  • Wendy actively supported two local parents’ drug toxicity awareness campaign and exhibit in memory of their son, who died from the poisoned drug supply
  • She connected with Donald McPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities which resulted in Courtenay being selected as the first municipality to participate in a BC dialogue project focusing on Systems Change
  • Wendy supported Councillor Cole-Hamilton’s leadership in revisioning the Community Drug Strategy Committee to develop a comprehensive regional substance use strategy
  • Wendy supported passing resolutions advocating to provincial and federal governments to take more aggressive action on mitigating harms of substance use and stopping the death toll from the toxic drug crisis
  • She actively participates in the provincial Broken Drug Policies working group composed of elected officials, service providers, and others advocating for drug policy reform
  • Wendy took part in the ‘Walk with Me’ project with persons with lived experience in partnership with the Comox Valley Art Gallery