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ONPUD Values

Mutual Respect

Respecting each other and the stakeholders we work with while recognizing that systems oppress, not people. 

Safer Space 

Creating space where people can share ideas without feeling attacked. 

Social Justice 

Working towards fair practices for all. 

Transparent and Accountable

Openly sharing our work and doing what we say we will do in a professional and timely manner. 


Demonstrating empathy for people and their lived experiences.


Respecting people’s narratives as their own to share or not to share. 


Creating space for honest communication and consensus building. 

Empowerment and Leadership

Ensuring we lead, are present for, and are empowered regarding conversations about people who use drugs. 

Inclusion and Opportunity 

Creating opportunities for diverse participation and embracing all identities.

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