The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area (ACCKWA) is getting set to host a virtual information session next week on a proposed Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site in Cambridge.
The location at 150 Main St. was first endorsed by Cambridge council as its desired home for a CTS site in 2021 despite some considerable public push-back.
"There are always going to be individuals who take issue with this service," said Ruth Cameron, ACCKWA's Executive Director. "What I'm really concerned about is really seeing the opportunity to add one more piece to the whole continuum of services that are needed to keep individuals healthy and well."
"It is another component of the full range of services that we need to provide in the community to help people who are impacted by the drug toxicity pandemic that we are currently going through," Cameron continued.
The virtual, invitation-only information and consultation session is a mandated part of the application process and will be similar to one held last month which drew about 40 participants and, this time, the hope is to record the event and post it online.
ACCKWA says it will be held Tuesday March 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. It's open to anyone aged 16 and older who lives or works in Cambridge though registration is required by midnight on Monday.
Meantime, the group is also currently running an online survey which is also open to those living or working in Cambridge. It said that will remain open through to the end of April.
You can learn more about both the webinar and the survey here.