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Safe Mission

Mission Statement
SAFE MISSION aims to unite Mission citizens who use/have used substances to:

  • Advocate for ourselves and each other building a network of support.

  • Share our knowledge and experience to dismantle stigmasystemic barriers, and criminalization.

  • Promote harm reduction and educate the community.

Our Story

In the fall of 2021 a group of peers from the Mission Overdose Community Action Team (MOCAT) began meeting to talk about issues for people who use/have used substances and the ongoing Provincial Opioid Overdose Health Emergency, more accurately - the illicit drug poisoning crisis killing seven British Columbians every day.

We met weekly, created a name for the group, mission statement and values, and held rallies and education events. In January of 2023, we incorporated as a non-profit organization. We join many other advocacy groups in the province with a long history of advocating for evidence-based policy, implementing life-saving harm reduction strategies, and changing community attitudes for the better.


We invite people with lived/living experience to join us. We gather to support each other, plan and lead community projects to realize these goals: Safety, Advocacy, Friendship, Experience, and Education. 

Understanding | Respect | Hope | Humour | Joy | Unconditional Love Building Connections Compassion | Non-judgement | Inclusion

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Meeting Info.

Thursdays 2:00 pm –3:30 pm

Location: Mission Friendship Centre

33150 1 Ave, Mission

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Great snacks and stipends paid for meetings and project work

SAFE Mission partnered with Maple Ridge Street Outreach Society on this poignant art dialogue:

Postcards From Precarious Places. This has inspired a larger project: a peer-led play that will be showing in November 2023.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about SAFE Mission, or any of our MOCAT programs.

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