Shanell Twan & Matthew Bonn

Shanell is an outreach worker and core team supervisor at a harm reduction program in Edmonton, Alberta. She is also the facilitator of the Edmonton chapter of AAWEAR As It Is (Alberta Addicts Who Educate Advocate Responsibly), a network that builds the capacity of people who use substances so their voices can be heard and their health improved. Shanell is also a board member for the province of Alberta for the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD).


Matthew is the program coordinator with CAPUD, and a National Board member with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). He’s a research coordinator, freelance writer and current drug user.

Canada Has Its Own Racist Structures to Dismantle

The focus of the world’s media can make it seem like racism and the “War on Drugs” are primarily United…

July 2, 2020