OHRDP co-ordinates the distribution of harm reduction supplies to Needle Syringe Programs through a licensed distributor. 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
Ontario, has 36 Public Health Unit regions and over 300 access points for free safer injecting and safer smoking supplies.
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.