HR17, the 25th Harm Reduction International (HRI) Conference, will be 2017’s largest international harm reduction event. It will bring together those at the heart of the harm reduction response – from practitioners and peers to advocates and researchers – for four packed days of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, films, exhibitions, networking events and more.
First held in Liverpool 27 years ago, HRI conferences have since been staged in major cities across the globe. This year, we’re returning to North America for the first time since our Vancouver conference in 2006. HR17 will be hosted on 14th-17th May 2017 in Montréal, Canada, in partnership with the Association des Intervenants en Dépendance du Québec (AIDQ).
As Canada begins to adopt a more forward-looking approach to drugs, in the rest of the region – and much of the planet – progress is still painfully slow. In response, HR17 will help build a global harm reduction movement that learns, shares and cooperates to build a world where people benefit from good drug policies, rooted in dignity, health and human rights.