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Harm reduction is a public health approach that aims to reduce drug-related harm experienced by individuals and communities, without necessarily reducing the consumption of drugs. Harm reduction meets people “where they’re at”, addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Our approach to service weaves evidence-based practice with harm reduction and a focus on the broad determinants of health. The AIDS Network helps clients avoid sharing needles and equipment to prevent blood borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis infections. Our current programs include:

We’re Hiring! Part-Time Peer Harm Reduction Worker

Job Posting: Harm Reduction Peer Worker (0.25) Internal/External Posting Position Summary The Harm Reduction Worker Peer Navigator […]

The VAN is getting a new look!

The Van, a mobile harm reduction service that serves the city of Hamilton and operates in a […]

Letter to the Ministry of Health re: Pandemic Pay Eligibility for Ontario-Based Harm Reduction Workers

On June 12th 2020, the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN), a collective of AIDS Service Organizations of which […]

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement from the Ontario Harm Reduction Network

The Ontario Harm Reduction Network (OHRN) is a provincial organization that supports Harm Reduction efforts in Ontario […]

Ontario AIDS Network releases Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Last evening, Shannon Thomas Ryan, Executive Director of the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN)  a province-wide coalition of […]

We need your help! Seeking mask donations

Today, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam officially announced that the Public Health Agency of […]