The Ontario Harm Reduction Network (OHRN) supports harm reduction efforts in Ontario by offering knowledge exchange, networking, and capacity-building opportunities to harm reduction service providers and agencies. We bring together harm reduction workers and program managers from across the province through The Outreach Network. OHRN is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Health.
People who use drugs are treated with dignity and respect, free of judgment, and receive effective care and support when accessing services across Ontario.
To enhance the capacity of service providers and organizations to effectively serve people who use drugs by providing training, education and networking opportunities.
- Including people who use drugs in the development and delivery of all our work
- Cultivating an atmosphere of learning and sharing, and opportunities for networking
- Providing quality training and education about harm reduction, to build the knowledge and skills of individual service providers and whole organizations
- Reducing individual, organizational and structural stigma and barriers to care
Meet Our Networks
Nick has 20 years experience working with drug use from a harm reduction framework. After completing a B.Sc. in Neuropsychology from Dalhousie University he became a trained volunteer with TRIP! – providing safer drug use and sex information and supplies to people in Toronto’s rave and nightclub communities.
Program and Resources Coordinator
Kim has 15 years of experience working and volunteering in program coordination, community-based support, and outreach capacities across Canada. Kim received training with the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Program at George Brown College in Toronto, ON, and Social Sciences at Dawson College in Montreal, QC.