Webinar: Harm reduction and substance use - lessons from the field

This webinar is part two of a two-part series focusing on harm reduction. Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of use of a substance. In this webinar, experts will provide lessons from the field and share their experiences reflecting on successes, challenges, and opportunities of a harm reduction approach to substance use.

Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides.

Webinar objectives:

  • Discuss a range of harm reduction approaches at the individual and systemic levels
  • Hear first-hand about the successes and challenges of using a harm reduction approach in a rural and urban setting
  • Demonstrate practical approaches health-care providers can take to incorporate harm reduction into their work

Webinar presenters: 

  • Joel Boivin and Paola Folino, Réseau ACCESS Network (Sudbury)
  • Luc Cormier, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.