First Supervised consumption site to open in Edmonton

March 22, 2018

A group of stakeholders, including MSTH has worked for several years to seek approval and funding for a distributed SCS model in Edmonton's inner city, housed with agencies that already provide health and harm reduction services. Petra Schulz was part of the team that gave over 55 presentations to various levels of government, community stakeholders and interest groups.

The media coverage below covers the opening of the first locaiton, in Boyle Street Community Services.

First supervised consumption site to open in Edmonton Friday
Metro News Edmonton, March 22, 2018

Edmonton’s first safe injection location set to open
Global News Edmonton, March 22, 2018

Edmonton's first supervised drug consumption site unveiled
Edmonton Journal, March 23, 2018

Royal Alex debuts supervised consumption service
Alberta Health Services April 3, 2018

 Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, left, MLA David Shepherd, Moms Stop the Harm co-founder Petra Schulz, Dr. Kathryn Dong of the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson open the RAH’s Supervised Consumption Service, the first hospital-based service of its kind in North America. Schulz holds a portrait of her son Danny, who died of an accidental Fentanyl overdose in 2014. Photo by AHS. 

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, left, MLA David Shepherd, Moms Stop the Harm co-founder Petra Schulz, Dr. Kathryn Dong of the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson open the RAH’s Supervised Consumption Service, the first hospital-based service of its kind in North America. Schulz holds a portrait of her son Danny, who died of an accidental Fentanyl overdose in 2014. Photo by AHS.