I want to give you a heads up that some of you in certain areas in your community will be receiving a mail out from HIV Community Link, the organization contracted by Alberta Health Services to provide advisory support to the development of supervised consumption services in Calgary, on behalf of the Province.
The card states that a supervised consumption site is coming to your community. This is not actually the case – one site is proposed for the east end of downtown while the other is proposed along 17 Avenue SE.
As part of their communications plan, HIV Community Link is mailing out post cards to postal codes whose boundaries intersect within a 1 km radius of the proposed location in the east end of downtown, and 2 km radius of the 17 Avenue SE proposed location.
While the City of Calgary is a stakeholder in these discussions, the ultimate decision lies with the provincial government.
If you are interested in learning more, contact HIV Community Link to register for one of their engagement sessions. You can contact them by visiting their website at www.calgaryscs.com, emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling them at 587-393-4095.
As engaged communities, there is no shortage of items, ideas, and projects to be informed about and provide your feedback.
Please keep us in the loop when you provide your comments and submit your comments, we’re interested in hearing your feedback.