Formerly AIDS Saskatoon. All proceeds from our store and donations received help fund Saskatchewan's first Safe Consumption Site!

Harm Reduction on the Prairies

Mission: Improve the quality of life for all members of our community through gold standards in harm reduction; emphasizing local action with national impact

Mandate: Serve people at-risk and affected by HIV and Hepatitis C by reducing discrimination and deaths, removing barriers, pursuing innovation and demonstrating evidence-based outcomes.

Saskatchewan's first Safe Consumption Site

Saskatchewan as a Leader

Programs

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.

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Support Services

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. 

Drop-In Centre

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.

Education

We develop and distribute educational materials, and conduct seminars for professionals and people who access services on several topics including:

-HIV

-HCV

-Harm Reduction

-Engaging people who use drugs

-Service Navigation

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.

Safe Space for Everyone

We do not ban people from services. We can ask people to leave for the day, but someones worst day should not dictate the rest of their lives.

"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