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Community Action Teams Knowledge Exchange

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Community Action Teams Knowledge Exchange

Community Action Teams (CATs) are an integral part of responding to the overdose crisis in BC. The CAT Knowledge Exchange connects all CATs throughout BC to share learning and accelerate local work to address the overdose crisis.

Recent Events

Knowledge Exchange

The CAT knowledge exchange aimed to accelerate this local action being taken to address the overdose crisis through increased connection among and between CATs. Virtual learning and networking between October 2020 and March 2021 built skills and relationships locally, regionally and provincially. This initiative was funded by the Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions and guided by a provincial advisory group of diverse individuals who represent CATs and includes people with lived and/or living experience.

Virtual Events Included:

Self Care & Safety for Online Events

Events can be dynamic, exciting places to learn and meet other people. However, we recognize that they can also be draining, especially in the virtual world, and we are striving to create safe virtual spaces. You can check out our full Virtual Safety Plan – this resource offers some guidance for taking care of yourself before, during and after a virtual event.

Sign Up for CAT Knowledge Exchange Updates

Fill out the form below to stay informed about our work, events and learning opportunities. You will receive updates on the CAT Knowledge Exchange that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at

This information is collected by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purposes of event administration and to distribute newsletters. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please contact: Sarah Carriere, Director of Health System Improvement (Acute & Long-Term Care), 201-750 Pender Street W, Vancouver, BC at 778.997.6685.


  1. Community Action Initiative. Community Action Teams [Internet]. BC; 2020. Available from:
  2. Government of British Columbia. Overdose Emergency Response Centre Terms of Reference [Internet]. BC; 2017 Nov 20. Available from:

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