Kira is passionate about connecting research, policy and grassroots organizing in order to further sensible drug policy. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Université de Montréal, examining the relationships between weed use and mental health in sexually and gender diverse youth. Kira has chaired the national board of CSSDP since September 2018 and is involved locally in Montréal both with CSSDP and VoxCann, a bilingual cannabis education initiative for youth, which she co-founded in 2018. She is also a strategic advisor for the national Cannabis & Psychosis project of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.
Taylor is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, where her research focuses on the intersection of housing policy and harm reduction for people who use drugs in Vancouver. She works as a research coordinator at the BC Centre on Substance Use, where she has contributed to projects related to low-income housing, overdose prevention, HIV and stimulant use. Taylor further advocates for housing and drug policy reform, and health equity for people who use drugs as a member of the national board of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy.