Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is an evidence-based approach that can guide organizations that work with individuals who use substances. It is considered to be a pragmatic and humane strategy that is effective for working with people at risk or experiencing homelessness.

This collection of resources provides basic guidelines and specific tools for implementing Harm Reduction principles in programs.

Rapid Reviews

McMaster Health Evidence (2020). The effectiveness of substance use interventions for homeless and vulnerably housed persons (Access the Review)

McMaster Health Evidence (2019). Effects of housing first approaches on health and well-being of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (Access the Review)

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Resources:

  • Webinar recording

Webinar Series: Harm Reduction and COVID-19

  • Case Management
  • COVID-19
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Video

Vlog: Safe Supply and Harm Reduction during COVID-19

  • Case Management
  • COVID-19
  • Prevention
  • Podcast

Podcast: That’s Just Good Harm Reduction

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Podcast
  • Webinar recording

Podcast: Harm Reduction Part I

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Factsheet
  • Guide

Resources on Safer Drug Use

  • Case Management
  • COVID-19
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Guide

Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual For Injection Drug Users

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Toolkit

Naloxone Risk Assessment Tool

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Guide

Harm Reduction: A British Columbia Community Guide

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention
  • Infographic

Infographic: Alcohol and drug use among street involved youth

  • Case Management
  • Housing First
  • Prevention