safegamesLONDON 2012 & safegamesPOLAND 2012 have just been announced!
Along with celebration on such a grand scale comes both responsibility and opportunity – the responsibility to provide essential services and resources, and the opportunity to reach and inform millions.
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Click Below for a Summary of SafeGames2010
Welcome to the website of SafeGames 2010! We’ve established the SafeGames website as a resource for locals and visitors to Vancouver. This website contains resources to help inform and connect visitors with informational videos and handouts, various harm reduction services available during the Olympics, and information on SafeGames’ partners. Please keep coming back to our website as it is continually being updated with information about SafeGames, including our hosted presentations, film series, parties, and contests.
SafeGames 2010 seeks to educate people who may not be aware of the risks of their own behaviour, to highlight Vancouver’s reputation as a global leader in innovative harm reduction policies and practices, and to support the ongoing work of the many organisations working to provide solutions to Vancouver’s public health challenges.
SafeGames 2010, a consortium of more than 30 Vancouver based organisations, led by the Keeping The Door Open Society and the SafeGames Project, will employ a wide array of outreach and advocacy practices. SafeGamesʼ teams of 200-plus outreach workers – easily identified by their distinctive SafeGames hats and superhero alter egos, including Captain Condom, Methadone Man, Buprenorphine Babe, Epidemiology Guy, Bi-Curious, and the Caped and Always-Protected Crusader – will distribute SafeKits containing condoms, lube, hand heaters, glow sticks, DVDs, and other incentives, as well as informational cards and referrals to local service providers and resources.
With an estimated 500,000 people expected to attend the Olympic Games, and many more flooding the city to celebrate, we expect to be kept very busy proclaiming our harm reduction message. In addition to safer sex, SafeGames will be promoting responsible alcohol and drug consumption — including health and safe use information — and providing referrals to support groups as well as to public transportation information resources, to ensure that everyone gets to their destinations safely.
Enjoy the Games. Enjoy them Safely.
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