"For many years Gillian Maxwell has been one of the most important figures in the successful development of Harm Reduction (HR) in Vancouver- and beyond. She has done much of the crucial organizing and publicizing of the many threads that have come together to make Vancouver synonymous with the close integration of professional efforts, governmental leadership, and grassroots community engagement. In addition she has played a key role in the growth of the international movement for a better understanding and increased support for HR worldwide. If there were to be a Nobel Prize for HR, Gillian would be a leading candidate."
Ernie Drucker, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Family and Social Medicine Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York