The Tailgate Toolkit Project

The Vancouver Island Construction Association has received funding from the Overdose Emergency Response Centre at the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions via Island Health Overdose Strategic Initiatives to conduct the Tailgate Toolkit Project to increase access to harm reduction services and ideas on Vancouver Island.

Across North America workers in the construction and transport industries are overrepresented among those who lose their lives to overdose. In recognition of this loss and concern for all members of our community VICA has taken on this important project with the help of Emily Percival-Paterson as Project Manager. Emily has her MSc in Public Health and will be fully engaged in the Tailgate Toolkit Project. Please be assured that Emily alone will be handling all correspondence concerning this essential project.

Phase 1 of our project is now complete. Thank you to all who particiapted. Please revist this webpage in the coming weeks for a phase 2 project update.