What is Harm Reduction

Follow the links below to learn about harm reduction.

CMHA Ontario

HealthLink BC

Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Canadian Nurses Association


Follow the links below to learn about the stigma around substance use and how you can reduce this stigma.

Stigma around Substance Use | Government of Canada

Stigma: Why Words Matter

Harm Reduction at the Grey Bruce Health Unit

The Opioid Crisis

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

To learn about the Good Samaritan Overdose Act, click the picture below.

Good Samaritan Act


Watch the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council’s video on the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act



Sharps Disposal

Video on Safe Sharps Disposal

This video reviews the steps to safe disposal of found needles and other sharps.


Video on How to Make a Sharps Disposal Kit

This video reviews how to make your own sharps disposal kit and how to clean and disinfect tongs that will be used to dispose of sharps on multiple occasions.


Be Smart with Sharps Poster

Sharp Disposal Poster


Keep Your Community Safe Poster

Sharp Disposal Poster


sharps disposal package for community partners

Best Practice to Support Safe Sharps Disposal


to download the public health safe sharps disposal training powerpoint, click below

Safe Handling Presentation

Where to Find Help


Y Housing support program 519-371-9230

648 2nd ave East, Owen Sound

Safe n Sound homelessness initiative 519-470-2222

310 8th street east, Owen Sound


Addiction Services

ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600

Withdrawal management/raam clinic (rapid access addiction medicine clinic) 519-376-5666

G&B house 519-376-9495

Ontario addiction treatment centre 519-371-0007

CMHA Grey Bruce mental health and addiction services 519-371-3642

Mental health crisis line Grey Bruce 1-877-470-5200


Need help but not sure where to start? Call 2-1-1 or visit 211ontario.ca.



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