Vibrant Abbotsford Harm Reduction Report

Submitted by Abbotsford on October 31, 2011 - 1:37pm

As many of you know, the City of Abbotsford has assumed a stance directly opposed to many aspects of harm reduction practices, including:

  • Methadone treatment clinics
  • Methadone dispensing facilities (except where administered by a registered pharmacist)
  • Needle exchanges
  • Mobile dispensing vans, and
  • Safe injection sites

Zoning bylaw No. 1378-2004 explicitly prohibits all of the above practices within Abbotsford. This bylaw has been in effect since 2005, and continues to be the subject of extensive criticism by a number of organizations, including the Fraser Health Authority.

Access the report by Vibrant Abbotsford here.