CDSA Exemption and Interpretive Guide for Controlled Substances

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Downloads and PDFs

Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and places of detention

April 6, 2020

Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response

April 6, 2020

Operations Manual: COVID-19 Management in Housing

April 6, 2020

Expanding access to diacetylmorphine & hydromorphone for people who use opioids (CDN)

April 2, 2020

Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

April 1, 2020

Risk Mitigation in the Context of Duel Public Health Emergencies

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 and Ceremonial Spiritual Practices

March 31, 2020

Safer Drinking Tips During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: Advice for People Who Use Drugs

March 30, 2020

FAQ for Shelters & Drop-Ins (General & COVID-19/Alberta Contexts)

March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Information for OAT Prescribers and Pharmacists

March 27, 2020

Prescriber Guidelines Risk Mitigation in Dual Public Health Emergencies

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Protocol for Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 HIV Services for People Who Use Drugs

March 25, 2020

VCH COVID-19 Resources for Staff Working with Vulnerable Populations

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Safety Tips (EN/FR)

March 24, 2020

What People Living with HIV Need to Know About HIV and COVID-19

March 24, 2020

FAQ: Class Exemption for Controlled Substances during COVID-19

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Tips & Harm Reduction

March 21, 2020

Pandemic Response Planning Checklist for Homeless and Housing Services Providers

March 20, 2020

Sex Work COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies

March 20, 2020

Harm Reduction Tips During Corona Virus

March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Harm Reduction Safer Drug Use Practices to Prevent Transmission

March 20, 2020

CDSA Exemption and Interpretive Guide for Controlled Substances

March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response

March 19, 2020

Guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID-19

March 19, 2020

VCH Safer Use Strategies to Avoid the Risk of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Homeless Shelter Bed Spacing for COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Interim Guidance on COVID-19 for Homeless Service Providers

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Clinicians & Opioid Treatment Programs

March 18, 2020

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Advocacy

Civil Society Statement on COVID-19 and People who use Drugs (INPUD)

Flatten Inequality: Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19

Contain COVID, Not People: No One is Disposable

Global Sign-on: Civil Society Statement on COVID-19 and People who use Drugs

Open Letter: Decriminalization Safe Supply COVID-19 – March 27

Harm Reduction Must Go On: Position of European Harm Reduction Networks on COVID-19

HIV Justice Worldwide Steering Committee Statement on COVID-19 Criminalization

Open Letter to BC Ministry of Health; Mental Health & Addictions; Housing; Poverty Reduction

Letter to Minister Elliott regarding COVID-19's impact on the opioid overdose crisis

Open Letter re: COVID-19 pandemic measures for vulnerable populations

Harm Reduction Must Go On: Position of European Harm Reduction Networks on COVID-19

Who to Support

SWAP Hamilton

Turning Point Society

DTES Relief Fund

Sex Worker Relief Fund

Support your local harm reduction provider (map below)

(This interactive map is limited to supervised consumption sites in Canada and overdose prevention sites in B.C. To create a more comprehensive resource, we are crowdsourcing all other harm reduction services in Canada to include here. If you would like your service included, please click "Submit Resource" at the top of this page or email peter_k@sfu.ca.)

 

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COVID-19 Harm Reduction Tips for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in the middle of the #OverdoseCrisis, #HousingCrisis & now #COVIDCrisis                 

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Posters / Infographics / Shareables

COVID-19 Harm Reduction Tip (City of Toronto)

Outreach Guidelines During COVID-19 (Province of Manitoba)

How to Access Safer Drugs Now (BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors)

COVID-19 & Our Civil Liberties

COVID-19 is Not a Crime

COVID-19 and Pharmacotherapy (Harm Reduction Victoria)

COVID-19 and Drug Use (Harm Reduction Victoria)

COVID-19 Planning (Harm Reduction Victoria)

COVID-19 Safety Tips (Toronto Public Health)

Frontline Worker Safety Guide

Alcohol Use & COVID-19

Rights in the time of COVID-19 (UNAIDS)

Harm Reduction Tips (MHRN)

COVID-19 & Homelessness

COVID-19 & Poverty