OHRDP’s Goals

The Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), established in 2006, is a not-for-profit, provincially funded program through the AIDS and Hepatitis C Programs within the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is located in Kingston, Ontario, as a division of Kingston Community Health Centres. OHRDP provides harm reduction supplies through a licensed distributor, and educational materials to Needle Syringe Programs across Ontario.

OHRDP Aims to:

  • Ensure full and equitable access of evidence based harm reduction supplies to all core needle syringe programs identified by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (AIDS and Hepatitis C Programs and Addictions and Substances Policy and Programs Unit) in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Support the provincial Needle Syringe Programs in their efforts to promote harm reduction approaches and to increase access to knowledge, skills and tools which enhance their oversight of harm reduction supplies.

Upon request, core Needle Syringe Programs in Ontario have access to the following harm reduction equipment, free of charge, from the OHRDP:

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Safer Injection Supplies:

Safer Crack Smoking Supplies:


The harm reduction supplies distributed by OHRDP complement the needles, syringes, condoms and biohazard bins provided through Public Health.

While specific harm reduction supplies are distributed solely to the provincial Needle Syringe Programs, the education materials listed on our website are available to any harm reduction organization in the province of Ontario. If interested, please view our resources and library page or contact us for more information.