PEEP is an innovative new initiative to ensure everyone across the province has equal access to harm reduction services.
Over the past decade, peer engagement has been an evolving, iterative process. Although peer engagement has improved, there remains an overall lack of understanding of peer engagement principles and practices among health authorities and other providers.
This identified gap led to the development of PEEP, a research project that builds upon the BC Harm Reduction Strategies and Services Committee's experiences and existing relationships with peers. This participatory project aims to enhance peer engagement and listen to voices that have been missing from decision-making tables across the province. PEEP resource materials were created with critical input from, and in partnership with, people with lived experience.