August 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Toronto Drug Strategy's Women and Drug Policy Working Group

You’re invited to the virtual forum on supporting pregnant/parenting people who use drugs when child welfare involvement and the COVID-19 pandemic collide on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please register to join service providers and a diverse group of experts in drug policy, harm reduction, midwifery, and legal expertise in family law to learn about and discuss child welfare gaps unearthed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss the legal rights of parents who use drugs, advocacy initiatives, family-centred supports, the recent ending of birth alerts, and the development of Know Your Rights resources for service providers to support their clients.

We will hear from:
Tammy Law, Lawyer, Child Protection and Family Law
Ellen Blais, Director, Indigenous Midwifery, Association of Ontario Midwives
Lindsay Williams S.W., R.S.W., R.P., Toronto Opiate Support Team, Breakaway Services

The forum is hosted by the Toronto Drug Strategy’s Women and Drug Policy Working Group.