• Nanaimo, British Columbia


  • The Opioid Data Challenge


  • Finalist

New Leaf Outreach Society

Newleaf Outreach Society is a peer-based organization whose members are people with lived and living experience of substance use. While being a frontline harm reduction, overdose prevention and drug user advocacy organization, it is, at its core, a drug user group.

For the Opioid Data Challenge (ODC), Newleaf Outreach Society submitted their POW-R (Peer Overdose Witness Response) project. POW-R utilizes a community-based participatory action research methodology to empower and compensate existing peer-networks to conduct meaningful research, and data collection within their community. The project aimed to effectively inform the overdose response by continuously collecting never-before-seen data from people with lived experience, and highlighting the need to meaningfully engage peers in discussions around policy reforms with the greatest impact on people who use drugs.

You can learn more about the POW-R project by downloading this presentation from the ODC Finalist Showcase and viewing the ODC infographic.


The Opioid Data Challenge

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