Saskatchewan has the highest HIV rate in Canada, which is fueled by injection drug use. This is further compounded by the crystal meth and overdose epidemic that the province is currently facing.
We strive to have a collaborative Saskatchewan led response using innovative approaches to making us the best province for all.
Safe Consumption Site
Prairie Harm Reduction operates Saskatchewan's First Safe Consumption Site. This service prevents overdoses and other adverse medical effects associated with using drugs by having people use drugs under the observation of a Primary Care Paramedic.
This program is exclusively funded by fundraising dollars. Donate if you are able.
Support Services provides harm reduction based supports to individuals through advocacy, support, referrals, transportation, housing, emotional support, crisis intervention and system navigation. We offer both in-house and outreach services to ensure the lowest barrier of service delivery.
Our department focuses on building relationships with ostracized and marginalized members of our community. We believe that every person deserves access to not only basic needs (housing, food, medical support), but to respect, kindness and opportunities that allow them to thrive.
Our team is well-known throughout the province for successfully engaging vulnerable individuals; as such, we provide training to several community partners, student groups and professionals on delivering exemplary system navigation and advocacy.
Family Support Program
Family Support provides harm reduction based supports to families who are facing a mulitude of barriers which puts them at high risk for interventions from the Ministry of Social Services.
Family Support provides in home and community supports including transportation, emotional support, safety planning, advocacy and referrals. Family Support operates Monday to Friday 9am to 12am; Weekend & Holidays 4pm to 12am.
Families can self refer for support or can be referred by other community supports or their child protection worker.
Our Drop-In Centre provides a safe space for people to access services. We do not ban people from services as we are here to serve people who access services.
This space is available to the public Monday to Friday 10:30am to 4pm.
We develop and distribute educational materials, and conduct seminars for professionals and people who access services on several topics including:
-Engaging people who use drugs
Prairie Harm Reduction was the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Harm Reduction/Wholistic Wellness Promotion Award.
Take Home Naloxone Program
Free Naloxone Kits
Walk-ins Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.
Training takes 10-15 minutes. Certificate provided.
*Music or Arts festival training available upon request*
Community Needle Pick-ups
Needle Patrollers pick up needles 5 days week throughout Pleasant Hill, Riversdale, and Mayfair.
"They helped me keep my kids. I'm now going to school to be an addictions counsellor"
-Family Support Participant
"...they gave me a job. I'm not struggling month to month any more"
-Ron Cooper, Naloxone Trainer
"(They) know how to get things done quickly. The training gave me the skills to better serve my clients"
Service Navigation Trainer Participant
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