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Gord Garner

Vice President Strategic Partnerships, CAPSA


Mr. Gord Garner is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of CAPSA. He is recognized as a national public speaker and educator on systemic stigma dedicated to removing systemic stigma barriers.  At this time, he is living well with his own substance use disorder. His work with CAPSA enables policy writers, academics, researchers, and people with personal experience with Substance Use Health to make systems level change to improve the health outcomes of people living in Canada who may or may not use(d) substances. He advocates for the review of all policies and regulations through the lens of increased life security and Substance Use Health outcomes by using an All People, All Pathways TM model. All of his work is informed by his 38 years of active struggle, and by those who helped him. He believes compassion is a practice and he is practicing.