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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

Support Services Programs

Drop-In Centre

Our  Drop-In Centre provides  a safe space for people to access services. The space is open for everyone in the community needing somewhere safe to go. Through partnerships, the Drop-In Centre is able to provide people with access to a Nurse Practioner, Mental Health Nurse, Pet Therapy, Elder Support, and Housing Workers.

The Drop-In Centre is open Monday - Friday 10am - 10:30pm.

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. Current hours are Monday - Wednesday 10am - 4:30pm; Thursday - Friday 2pm - 9:30pm.

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Support Services Case Management

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. Case Managers are available Monday to Friday 10am - 10:30pm.

Employment Readiness Program

Prairie Harm Reduction provides opportunities for people who access services to gain employment within the Drop-In Centre. Participants are provided with training and capacity builiding to help build their skills.

For more information speak directly to the Director of Support Services

Emergency Assistance Fund

Prairie Harm Reduction covers emergency medical costs for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan. Cost coverage is determined on a case by case basis. Applicants are to call in and speak directly with the Director of Support Services.

This does not include dispensing fees charged by pharmacies.

Family & Youth Services

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. 

Oski Kisikaw

Oski Kisikaw is a semi-independent housing program and visitation program for families. The apartment building is home to the Family Support Program who provides case management supports to the families Monday - Friday 9am - 12am; Weekends & Holidays 4pm - 12am. The housing program is open to both men and women with children who are experiencing housing instability.

Families with children in care are able to access supervised visitation supports.

Semi-supported Youth Residential Care

Prairie Harm Reduction operates 2 semi-supported residential homes for youth ages 16-21. Michael's Place and Esther's Home are 5 bed homes staffed 24 hours a day. The program is designed to support youth in care who are actively using substances and have complex needs.

Community Education

Take Home Naloxone Program

Take Home Naloxone Program

Free Naloxone Kits

Walk-ins Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

Training takes 10-15 minutes. Certificate provided.

Group bookings can be made by contacting operations@prairiehr.ca or 306-242-5005 ext 2

Education

PHR provides learning opportunities for professionals and the community 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.

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 were really there for me when I first entered into recovery plus they helped me reunite with my parents...Helped me keep my baby when the Minsitry flagged me...They played a huge role in my early recovery and getting things back on track"

-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

Board of Directors

Sheena McCallion - Chair

Sheena McCallion is a social worker with a background in crisis work, mental health, human rights and housing advocacy over the past twenty five years. She is committed to the principles of harm reduction as the most effective and compassionate means to equity and wellness for all. She is honored to be a part of this leading organization and its excellent board of directors

Thomas Laughton - Co-Chair

I’m an LPN currently working for the SHA in the new Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinic. Previously to this I spent 14 years working with youth struggling with addiction and mental illness at the Youth Stabilization Unit.

I came from Calgary where my passion for harm reduction was discovered while volunteering with a local agency delivering care to unhoused people. Within a year I was enrolled in nursing school and have focused on mental health and addictions for my entire career.

I volunteer in the community by co-coordinating First Aid at the Ness Creek Music Festival.

Matt Ingrouille - Vice Chair

Matt is a husband, father of 4 and is a 14 year veteran of the Saskatoon Police Service. After Matt and his wife, Erin, adopted their son, they leaned firsthand the importance of our systems having a trauma informed lens.  Matt’s work experience has ranged from extensive undercover operations to patrolling Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods. He has developed a deep passion to understand the root causes of addiction, gangs and the overall impact of the drug trade. Matt is the founder of Say Know - Drug Education Project, board member of the Saskatoon Police Association and board member of Prairie Harm Reduction.

Shaun Huel - Treasurer

Shaun has been putting his extensive sales, business and accounting knowledge to work for BDM Healtware Inc. for the past decade after beginning his career with General Electric Healthcare, where he won the USCAN President’s Award as one of their top salespersons in his first year. His role is a bit of a catch-all for business activities at BDM, but he has a specific skill for contracting, financial reporting and cleaning up inefficiencies to make the business run as smoothly as possible. It’s also important to Shaun to foster strong relationships with both customers and vendors.Shaun convocated with a BComm (with Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan before receiving his CPA, CMA designation in 2015, when he was named valedictorian and won the CMA President’s Gold Medal.

Anna Singer - Secretary

Anna Singer is a partner at Scharfstein Gibbings Walen Fisher LLP, practicing primarily in the area of family law. Before becoming a lawyer, Anna studied International Development and worked as an ESL teacher. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Anna has been a member of the Prairie Harm Reduction Board since June 2018.

Jordan Baptiste - Member-at-Large

Jordan Baptiste is the Managing Director at Creative Fire. He has deep roots in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation shapes his ethos as a national business leader. The son of one of Canada’s first Indigenous IT professionals, Jordan believes every Indigenous child has the potential to be a trailblazer. He has been active in the field of educational reform as a steering committee member for numerous institutions developing Indigenous curriculum.

Jordan’s aim is to build collaborations in which Indigenous communities can chart their own path towards economic success.

Becca Beattie - Member at Large

Becca Beattie is a dedicated volunteer at Prairie Harm Reduction and Okihtcitawak Patrol Group. She is also a frontline harm reduction worker with Edwards Manor by Camponi Housing. Known for her boots in the ground approach, she was invited to the board of PHR in July 2020. Becca is excited to serve as the Chair for our volunteer committee.

Becca is proudly Metis.

Lori Coolican - Member-at-Large

Lori Coolican was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has worked as a journalist and editor for 25 years, primarily at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Her support for Prairie Harm Reduction is rooted in her experiences as a reporter covering the criminal justice system, social services and civic affairs, and inspired by the many brave and resilient people she has met through that work.

Kristen Kindrachuk - Member-at-Large

Kristen Kindrachuk is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), currently working at Saskatoon Public Schools. She has over 10 years of experience working in Human Resources, mostly in a generalist capacity. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in Human Resources. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a board member.

Michelle Neufeld Member at Large

Michelle Neufeld was born in Rosthern and raised in Saskatoon from the age of 4. She holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology and is passionate about community and contributing in a positive way. For the past 10 years, she has worked in the non-profit sector and currently works in annual giving fundraising at St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Ali Tote - Member at Large

Ali is a Lutheran pastor serving Resurrection Lutheran Church and has been in Saskatchewan for over 20 years. Ali is also a researcher (epidemiologist) and adjunct professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Ali is passionate about the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and minority populations and is blessed to be a part of PHR.

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