Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society
Navigating a society where substance use is common
A community that recognizes and responds to substance use needs as a complex issue best addressed through conditions that allow for resiliency.
What We Do
Who We Serve
Counselling related to substance use for youth (12 to 24) and their youth and adult family/supports
Youth influencing innovation in how we approach youth mental health, substance use, and rights
Drug War Survivors and Business Engagement Ambassador Project (BEAP) advocacy and citizenship
Guiding Principles & Practices
How We Operate
Trauma is common and can tune nervous systems to be on the look out for danger. We aim to make sure folks we work with feel like they always have choice, are safe, and that they can trust us to follow through for them.
We enact supports and advocacy for and with people with lived and living experience (PWLLE) of substance use, homelessness and/or the child welfare system (and their familial and social supports).
We can’t motivate anyone. The motivation for change comes from within. But we can all use help figuring out how to proceed when there are things we like and don’t like about consequences of our behaviours & choices.