Welcome to the P5 Project YXE!

What is the P5 Project YXE?


The P5 Project YXE, or the Perspectives, Pathways and Priorities of People with Lived and Living Experience (PWLLE) of Substance Use: Informing Policies project, is a research study led by Dr. Barbara Fornssler out of the University of Saskatchewan. This study is funded by a Sprout Grant, offered in partnership by the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), with support from the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) Prairie node.

What is the purpose of the P5 Project YXE?

The purpose of this community-based participatory action research is to amplify and mobilize voices of experience to develop and enhance pathways of care for PWLLE of problematic substance use in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.

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The P5 Project YXE is guided by the following research questions:

1) What do the perspectives of PWLLE of problematic substance use reveal about the current nature of harm reduction and recovery services in Saskatchewan?

2) What are the actual pathways of PWLLE of problematic substance use as they navigate harm reduction and recovery services?

3) What are the priorities of PWLLE of problematic substance use for programs, services and policy changes?

The P5 Project YXE aims to meet the following objectives:

1) To consolidate and compare perspectives of PWLLE of problematic substance use regarding their experiences of accessing harm reduction and recovery service supports in the Saskatoon area.

2) To identify priorities for equitable community and health system supports for PWLLE of problematic substance use.

3) To map and identify gaps in the current pathways of care for PWLLE of problematic substance use.

4) To identify short- and long-term actionable changes to policies impacting PWLLE of problematic substance use.

5) To disseminate findings in ways that honour the stories of lived and living experience, diminish stigma, and create public dialogue.

P5 Project YXE study overview:

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