DUAL (Drug User Advocacy League) of Ottawa was founded in the summer of 2010. DUAL’s members are active and former users and their allies. Visit the About section to learn more about DUAL.
This website is a comprehensive resource for DUAL members and the Ottawa community. From here, you can contact DUAL’s Chairperson, Sean LeBlanc, learn about how to join DUAL, check out the resources and efforts of the DUAL working groups and donate. DUAL members can also access the private members-only page for announcements and community.
If you would like to contact DUAL, visit the Contact page.
Sorry to inform you that long time advocate and local fixture Chris Hanson passed away at the Mission hospice this weekend…He is missed already! :(
DUAL members Rick S and Catherine H tabled at City Hall this weekend to celebrate Recovery Day Ottawa 2014. What an amazing day! We enjoyed the speakers and performances, but mostly the amazing opportunity to meet others and introduce so many to our organization. We resisted the urge to bring too much swag and instead provided:
While DUAL celebrates those in addictions recovery, we must strive to support all people in all stages of their drug use. We believe everyone has the right to health and safety, including those who are still using. Information about POPP was very popular at our table – demonstrating the social support amongst those struggling with addiction, and the understood risk of relapse within the recovery journey. We felt very welcome at this event so a big THANK YOU to the organizers, attendees and those who stopped by our table!
BTW: We ran out of “Nice People Take Drugs” buttons… time for us to make some more!!