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The Advanced Leadership Program provides extra-ciricular education as to the societal issues that UFV students will face as Canadian Leaders.

The ALP program is a series of modules presented by community leaders and experts in various fields.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CERTIFICATION- Students who register at the start of each module shall receive upon completion of the program, an extra-curricular certificate that will document the modules attended by the individual.

This transcript will be a valuable addition to a student's resume portfolio.


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Presenter: Sarah Blyth, Co-founder Overdoes Prevention Society (OPS), running for city council in
Vancouver as Independent.

Blyth founded the OPS in 2016 with others who had grown sick of people dying in the laneways from
tainted drugs. In September, 2016, Blyth and the OPS pitched a tent behind the street market — a pop-
up supervised-injection site — to stymie the death toll, “knowing that the government has bureaucratic
process and moves slow, and sometimes really benefits from seeing something working,” she said. The
tent is now a trailer and supported by the Ministry of Health. About 300 people visit the site each day
and usually only a few overdose. Blyth herself has reversed dozens of overdoses using naloxone. “(The
OPS) should not really exist in the first place because what should really exist is more programs like
Crosstown,” said Blyth, referring to the Downtown Eastside health clinic where patients with opioid-use
disorder are given pure heroin substitutes for injection.

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