How To Harm Reduction – Centering Harm Reduction Principles and Practices

Harm Reduction has grown by leaps and bounds since the declaration of the overdose crisis, and so too has our need to keep pace with this growing field of knowledge and praxis.

Please join us for this interactive workshop series, where we will explore the principles and values that underpin Harm Reduction, while also providing a firm foundation in the trade craft of service provision and care for people who use substances. These workshops are ideal for both those new to the world of Harm Reduction, and those who are looking to deepen their skill and knowledge level. The workshops will be facilitated by AVI staff with experience (some lived, some not) in the world of harm reduction, drug use, and service provision.

We will be covering topics such as:
Harm Reduction Philosophy & Practice, Vein Care & Safer Injection, Injecting-Related Harms,
Safer Smoking, HIV/AIDS Basics, Hepatitis C Basics, and Overdose Prevention & Response

Bursaries are available to community-based organizations, to assist with the lost wage costs of sending staff to these events. Please indicate during registration if you need this support. Lunch and snacks will also be provided.

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Vancouver Island Conference Center, 101 Gordon St, Lantzville Room

For more information and to register, contact Taylor Teal at [email protected], 250-384-2366 ext. 3112  or visit the event page.

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