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Certificate in Harm Reduction, Division of Continuing Education, York University

The Certificate in Harm Reduction consists of 117 hours of instruction (3 courses in total) and is designed to introduce service providers, administrators and policy makers to the principles, concepts and practices of harm reduction; to provide them with an opportunity to critically examine examples of harm reduction work; and to familiarize them with strategies for mobilizing support for and developing harm reduction programs in communities and institutions.

  • Course #1: Theory and History of Harm Reduction (offered on-line)
  • Course #2: Harm Reduction Policies and Strategies (offered over 5 full days)
  • Course #3: Harm Reduction Programs and Practice (offered over 5 full days) commencing June 21, 2010

Upon successful completion of all three courses the participant is awarded a Certificate in Harm Reduction.

A National Harm Reduction Program Advisory Committee assisted in the development of the curriculum for this Program, and we wish to thank them for their contributions.

For more information contact the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), York University, at (416) 736-5616 or [email protected]ca.

Course Information can be found at

[Source: Canadian Harm Reduction Network list,]