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Harm Reduction 101: Understanding a Harm Reduction Perspective, Toronto Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
September 23 & 24, 2015

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308

Facilitated by Toronto Public Health staff, this intensive two day overview of harm reduction practice features presentations by fantastic community speakers offering innovative harm and risk reduction programming across the City. Focusing on basic concepts, the workshop covers how to meet people where they are at, stigma and discrimination, safer smoking & injection, housing, hepatitis C, impacts of trauma.

What you will take away from the two days: Focusing on basic concepts, tips, tools and strategies, the workshop will give you confidence in supporting people who use substances where they are at in a compassionate, responsive manner.  You will be able to recognize the stigma and discrimination substance users experience; identify the connection between drug use and sexual activity; understand safer smoking and injection; learn tips for getting and keeping housing; gain an overview of hepatitis C; understand the impact of loss and trauma, and more.
Fee: This workshop is free. Food and drinks are not provided.

For more information and to register, please contact Toronto Health Connection at 416-338-7600 or email

Please let us know at registration if you require accommodation. Please avoid wearing scented products to the workshop.