Guardian editorial "Drugs: let's welcome this new starting point for legalisation" – As countries across the world relax their drug laws, it is wrong to ignore a growing trend
The Drug Situation in Vancouver - report by the Urban Health Research Initiative of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
The Pivot Legal Society analyses the (Vancouver) Missing Women's Commission's Report
Blog by Gillian Maxwell on meeting with the Mexican Movement for Peace, Justice and Dignity in the United States 2012
Stephen Lewis calls for an end to the medieval treatment of people who use drugs
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition’s “Innovative Solutions” – Drug Policy is AIDS Policy
The Health Officers Council of BC: Public Health Perspectives for Regulating Psychoactive Substances - What We Can Do About Alcohol Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
In 2012 The Vienna Declaration invited scientists, health practitioners and the public to endorse a statement calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into illicit drug policies.
The Stop the Violence campaign’s report Breaking the Silence: Cannabis prohibition, Organised Crime and Gang Violence in BC
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Annual Report – Building a Movement
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Report – Getting to Tomorrow
A letter sent by the Health Officers Council of BC to Leaders, Federal Political Parties, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Premiers, Provinces and Territories, urging them to reform drug policy and move to a public health approach to drug use.
At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. This chronicle of a young man's drive to transcend domestic abuse offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better.
Report on the reforming drug policy in Portugal. “Drug De-Criminalisation in Portugal – Lessons for creating fair and successful drug policies.”
The epidemiology of mass incarceration in America, by Ernest Drucker
Carl Hart argues persuasively that problematic drug use is a symptom of a sick society rather than the cause.


What people are saying
  • "I met Gillian Maxwell in 2005. She was a godsend. At the time I was going through a very hard time in my life..." MORE

    Dianne Tobin
    Executive Secretary, Vancouver Area of Drug Users (VANDU)

  • "I've known and worked with Gillian Maxwell for a number of years, and she's a social justice champion and..." MORE

    Philippe Lucas
    Former City Councillor of Victoria, Researcher, Proprietor - Compassionate Consulting

  • quote-icon

    “If a business strategy were failing and instead of curbing a problem made it worse, would you keep it going or would you stop and consider an alternative course? Strangely, the trillion dollar war on drugs has persisted for 40 years even though it is the most dismal global policy failure of our time.” - Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

See All Quotes

Gillian Maxwell

I am an experienced public speaker, facilitator and connector committed to raising consciousness individually and collectively to transform our world.

More About Gillian

Contact Info


(604) 728-7792
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

facebook   twitter   linkedin   tumblr

Subscribe to Newsletter

Free Consultation

Connecting you with your purpose and creating possibilities for fulfillment. I anticipate getting to know a new person or group with great pleasure. What is there to discover? Let's connect for 30 minutes on the phone, or by skype.

Free Initial Consultation