CATALOGUE NUMBER: ATI-25002
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2008
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: Canadian AIDS Society|The Canadian Harm Reduction Network
The Canadian Harm Reduction Network and the Canadian AIDS Society collaborated on a project to identify and document effective and innovative harm reduction programs and practices, and to disseminate this information in order to enable organizations across the country to draw on each other’s experiences and successes.
They conducted a harm reduction symposium, focus groups with people with drug-use experience and site visits at community-based organizations in nine Canadian cities that offer harm reduction programs and services.
The results of the focus group and site visit consultations are compiled in a document, in the hope of enriching the practice of harm reduction in Canada. The focus group participants shared their experience of what works well for them and what does not, the impact of harm reduction on their lives, and ideas about what is needed to improve programs and services. The site visit interviews provided information on their harm reduction programs and practices and revealed the lessons learned in their development and implementation which would be of benefit to others.
Whether you are a person who uses or has used drugs, a frontline service provider, an administrator, a program developer, a researcher, a public servant or an advocate, you will find these documents useful.