Today we’re happy to release the long awaited West Broadway Community Methamphetamine Strategy.
The West Broadway Methamphetamine Strategy was born from the collaborative efforts and
communal concerns of members who sit on the West Broadway Directors Network (WBDN), a
committee spearheaded by the West Broadway Community Organization. In 2015, members of
WBDN voiced concerns about the rising use of injectable drugs—most specifically concern for
people using the drugs, and the associated issues such as the spike in property crimes, littered
needles on the street, and the safety of resident businesses and organizations.
The West Broadway Strategy aims to present a framework specific to the needs of the
community that involves the voices of those who have been omitted thus far—people who use
drugs. The strategy intends to de-stigmatize those who use methamphetamine, provide a
platform for their stories, and demonstrate that the “meth crisis” in Winnipeg is actually much
more complicated than just a crisis of methamphetamine itself.