Canada Drug Futures Forum
In 2017, Canada’s Anti-Drug strategy will expire — making this the right time to bring together a community of experts to define a more modern approach to drug management in Canada.
In April 2017, more than 150 researchers, policy-makers, public health officials, law enforcement professionals, drug users and community organizers will meet in Ottawa to examine the future of Canada’s domestic and international drug policies and propose a series of new directions.
This forum is organized by several Trudeau scholars: Jennifer Peirce, Ayden Scheim, Claudia Stoicescu, Meaghan Thumath, and Daniel Werb. It is sponsored by the Foundation, as part of its targeted areas of inquiry.
Jennifer Peirce (criminal justice, City University of New York) is exploring how prison governance reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last twenty years have influenced detention conditions and rehabilitation initiatives.
Ayden is researching how marginalization impacts transgender people’s health in order to find strategies for intervention at the social and policy levels.
Ms. Stoicescu is investigating the trigger elements of sexual and injection-related HIV risk behaviours among women who use drugs and marginalized women in Indonesia.
Meaghan Thumath (social policy and intervention, University of Oxford) is a public health and outreach nurse seeking to address the adverse effects of child removal by the state for mothers who use drugs in Canada.
Daniel is an epidemiologist and policy analyst with expertise working in the fields of HIV, addictions, and drug policy.