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Harm Reduction Resources

Community-Based Harm Reduction Services

Many community pharmacies provide free naloxone kits and training for anyone with a valid Ontario health card.  Clients may request injectable or intranasal naloxone—both are now covered by the Ontario government.

Agincourt Community Services Association

4155 Sheppard Ave. E., suite 100, Toronto, ON

416 321-6912

Services offered: Harm reduction supplies and service (mobile and fixed site) providing clean needles, crack pipes and condoms; addiction and housing workers; medical clinic; street outreach (seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); outreach to clients involved in sex work in massage parlours and micro-brothels in Scarborough;  distribution of safer sex tools; can accompany sex trade workers to sexual health clinics for HIV and STI testing

Languages: English, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Macedonian

All Saints Church-Community Centre

315 Dundas St. E., Toronto, ON

416 368-7768

Services offered: Harm reduction supplies, needle exchange, sex worker drop-in and services

Eligibility: People who are homeless or street-involved

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tamil

Breakaway Addiction Services

21 Strickland Ave., Toronto, ON

416 234-1942 ext. 255 (harm reduction outreach)

Services offered: Street outreach, counselling, needle exchange, harm reduction supplies, free condoms

Eligibility: People 12 years and older who use substances and are street involved or in conflict with the law

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health — Concurrent Outpatient Medical and  Psychosocial Addiction Support Service (COMPASS)

1001 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

416 535-8501, option 2 (Access CAMH); ask for information about the COMPASS resource room 

Services offered: Holistic addiction medicine, interprofessional supports to clients, a resource room that offers  harm reduction supplies (e.g. condoms, clean syringes, filters, cookers, pipes, sterile water) to any member of the public 

Eligibility: Don’t need to be a registered client to receive harm reduction supplies 

Eva’s Satellite 

25 Canterbury Pl., Toronto, ON 

416 234-1942 (main number), 647 838-1189 (community outreach worker) 

Services offered: Counselling, life skills training and healthy recreation programs 

Eligibility: Homeless youth 

519 Community Centre 

519 Church St., Toronto, ON 

416 392-6878 ext. 4000 

Services offered: Time-limited counselling, meals, support groups, resource centre 

Eligibility: Open to all

Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre 

2468 Eglinton Ave. W., unit 3, Toronto, ON 

416 766-4634 

Services offered: Information and referral, HIV/AIDS harm reduction program, outreach to people who use  injection drugs, outreach to people who are homeless 

Eligibility: Open to all 

Languages: English, Spanish, Punjabi, Portuguese, Somali, Vietnamese 

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations 

145 Front St. E., suite 105, Toronto, ON 

416 944-9300 

Services offered: HIV/AIDS education and prevention including distribution of condoms, lubricant and needle  exchange; same sex domestic violence information and referrals; Aboriginal resources 

Eligibility: LGBT+ people of Aboriginal ancestry, including those living with HIV/AIDS

Languages: English, Ojibway  

Health Centre, Hospital-Based and Public Health Harm Reduction Services

Black Creek Community Health Centre 

Yorkgate Mall, 1 York Gate Blvd., unit 202, Toronto, ON 

416 246-2388 ext. 3237, 416 993-8810 (Bridges to Moms) 

Services offered: Counselling and case management, mobile and outreach services, assessment, information and  referral, parenting programs, sexual health clinics at Sheraton Mall and Yorkgate Mall 

Eligibility: Pregnant women and mothers with substance use issues 

LAMP Community Health Centre 

185 5th St., ground floor, Toronto, ON 

416 252-9701 ext. 287 (harm reduction services co-ordinator) 

Services offered: Drop-in centre (Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., September to June) for meals, showers, hygiene products, harm reduction supplies, pet food, computer and phone access; harm reduction  clinic drop-in (second Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) for harm reduction supplies and  information and free anonymous HIV testing 

Eligibility: Must live in south/central Etobicoke for most services 

Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Farsi

Parkdale Community Health Centre 

1229 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON 

416 537-2455 ext. 1312 and 1313  

Services offered: Harm reduction drop-in for people with substance use problems and sex workers: distributes  clean supplies and provides health promotion, referrals, food and community outreach; a harm reduction kit making group Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. (registration required, TTC tokens and a light meal provided); anonymous  HIV testing; case management; ID clinic (to help apply for ID) offered monthly 

Eligibility: Priority to people who encounter barriers to high-quality health care services including newcomers,  racialized communities, people who are homeless or living near the street, people with mental health challenges  and addictions, people living with visible and invisible disabilities, isolated older adults, LGBTQ communities,  people living in poverty 

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Tamil 

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre 

168 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON 

416 703-8482 

Services offered: Harm reduction services, including anonymous HIV testing by appointment, education  workshops, needle exchange, Hepatitis C program, one-to-one counselling, referrals and advocacy (Monday Friday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.), street outreach 

Eligibility: For most services (except harm reduction or dental), people must live in catchment area (bordered by  Bloor Street and Yonge Street, and Lakeshore and Parkside Drive); catchment criteria does not apply to people  who are homeless or Indigenous peoples 

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese 

Sherbourne Health Centre 

333 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON 

416 324-4100 

Services offered: Primary health care services through a family health team; mental health counselling for people who have experienced trauma; a walk-in therapy clinic; HIV services that include primary care, drop-in clinic for  registered clients; naturopathic clinic for people with HIV/AIDS; WINK (Women In Need Klinik): drop-in clinic  and support for homeless and street-involved women; LGBTQ Parenting Network; health promotion and resource database for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons through the Rainbow Health Network 

Eligibility: Focus on people who are underhoused, homeless or have a low income; people who identify as  lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBTQ); newcomers to Canada 

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON 

416 461-1925 (main office): 416 461-1925 ext. 347 (daytime), 416 451-1951 (evening) Services offered: Outreach walk-in clinic for people who are homeless or have addiction or mental health issues  on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program: harm reduction information and materials distribution, needle exchange, counselling, case co-ordination, support for women  working in the sex trade and using illicit drugs 

Eligibility: Catchment area varies by program; priority given to new immigrants, the Chinese community, young  children and their families, women, older adults, people without health insurance, people who are homeless and  people with substance use or mental health issues 

Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese 

St. Michael’s Hospital Emergency  

1 Shuter St., Toronto ON 

Services offered: Harm reduction kits available through the hospital emergency department  

Toronto Public Health – The Works Program 

277 Victoria St., Toronto ON 

416 392-0520 

Services offered: Harm reduction supplies and counselling, opioid substitution program that includes methadone  and suboxone, POINT program that provides training on how to administer naloxone and includes a take-home  naloxone kit, HIV testing and vaccination, The Works Van that provides mobile outreach Monday to Saturday  from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

AIDS Organizations Providing Harm Reduction Services

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)

260 Spadina Ave., suite 410, Toronto, ON 

416 963-4300 

Services offered: Support programs include buddy and practical assistance; treatment information; individual  counselling; referrals; case management; peer support group; outreach to youth, gay men and women at risk; outreach, workshops and recreation to queer Asian youth; culturally specific materials 

Eligibility: East and Southeast Asian communities, including people who identify as LGBTQ; people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS  

Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Filipino, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Tagalog 

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention 

20 Victoria St., 4th floor, Toronto, ON 

416 977-9955 

Services offered: Inhalation and injection kit exchange, street outreach, drop-in for people with substance use  problems and people who are under-housed, school and community-based workshops on harm reduction and  substance use

Eligibility: Black, African and Caribbean communities in the GTA 

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, West Indian dialects, Amharic, Kikuyu, Swahili, Tigrinya 

Toronto People with AIDS Foundation 

200 Gerrard St. E., 2nd floor, Toronto, ON 

416 506-1400 

Services offered: Treatment and therapeutic programs (harm reduction information and supplies), support  programs, food programs 

Eligibility: Adults living with HIV/AIDS 

Women-Only Harm Reduction Services 

LOFT Community Services — 416 Community Support for Women 

416 Dundas St. E., Toronto, ON 

416 928-3334  

Services offered: Health and wellness program with case management, medical clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m., drop-in program (with breakfast and lunch), food bank 

Eligibility: Women of all ages with addiction and/or mental health issues, but primarily women 16 years and  older; except for the drop-in, clients must go through an intake process for each program 

Referral: Women can be referred through Access Point by downloading a form on the LOFT website or by self referral (calling in) 

Fred Victor, Women’s Drop-In 

67 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON 

416 392-9292 

Services offered: 24/7 drop-in centre that includes daily necessities such as food, rest, clothing and toiletries;  referrals to doctors, dentists and legal aid; recreational programming 

Eligibility: Women of all ages  


962 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON 

416 926-9762, 926-1956 (drop-in) 

Services offered: Peer harm reduction workers make and distribute harm reduction kits and educational materials,  provide referrals to other health agencies and counselling services and help deliver programs through their 24/7  drop-in and outreach programs 

Eligibility: Women in Toronto who have experienced the effects of poverty, marginalization and substance use  and/or mental health problems; sex workers; immigrant and refugee women; women who have experienced  violence and trauma 


200 Bridgeland Ave., unit D, Toronto, ON 

416 964-7698 

Services offered: Van delivers food, clothing, harm reduction and hygiene supplies and provides supportive case  management for people who are homeless (Monday to Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to  6:00 p.m.) 

Eligibility: People of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty 

Supervised Injection Sites

Supervised injection sites are health services where people can inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of  a nurse or other health worker. They also distribute sterile injection supplies; provide education on safer injection, overdose prevention and overdose intervention; offer medical and counselling services; and provide referrals to  drug treatment, housing, income support and other services. 

The Works — Toronto Public Health 

277 Victoria St., Toronto, ON 

416 338-7600 and-locations 

Services offered: The Works supports almost 50 programs in Toronto by providing harm reduction supplies and services (see the link above for a list of agencies that can be contacted directly about hours, locations, services and supplies).