Through the distribution of sterile, single use equipment and better knowledge transfer we can help communities stay safer and healthier. If you are seeking more information on HIV or HCV, consider visiting the CATIE website @ www.catie.ca as a place to start.
The OHRDP provides harm reduction supplies, educational materials and knowledge translation and exchange opportunities to Needle Syringe Programs across Ontario.
Harm reduction is a range of practical strategies and ideas focused on reducing the harmful consequences associated with drug use and other risky health behaviours
In Ontario, there are 36 regional Public Health Units. All regions, plus approximately 180 satellite locations, provide injection drug users with sterile, single-use injection equipment.
OHRDP is located in Kingston and is managed as a program of Kingston Community Health Centres. OHRDP is funded by the Hepatitis C Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
This evaluation was conducted by the HIV and HCV Prevention Research Team at the University of Ottawa. The data represent the first provincial profile of drug use and associated HIV- and HCV- related risk behaviours and practices in Ontario.