Supervised consumption sites: status of applications

Below is a table of supervised consumption site applications received by Health Canada, indicating the status of each application.

If you want to operate a supervised consumption site for medical purposes in Canada, you must first obtain an exemption under section 56.1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Find information about how to apply for a supervised consumption site.

We are committed to processing applications for supervised consumption sites as quickly as possible.

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Approved Sites

Alberta
City Name of Site (Applicant) Approval Date Expiry Date Status
Calgary Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (Alberta Health Services) October 27, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Calgary Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (Interim Site) (Alberta Health Services) October 27, 2017 April 30, 2018 Currently offering services
Edmonton Boyle McCauley Health Centre
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)
October 17, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Edmonton Boyle Street Community Services
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)
October 17, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Edmonton George Spady Society
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)
October 17, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Edmonton Royal Alexandra Hospital
(Alberta Health Services)
October 17, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Lethbridge ARCHES
(ARCHES)
October 13, 2017 October 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
British Columbia
City Name of Site (Applicant) Approval Date Expiry Date Status
Kamloops Kamloops Mobile Unit
(Interior Health Authority)
September 21, 2017 July 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Kelowna Kelowna Mobile Unit
(Interior Health Authority)
September 21, 2017 July 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Surrey 135A Street - SafePoint
(Fraser Health Authority)
June 26, 2017 June 30, 2018 Currently offering services
Surrey Quibble Creek Sobering & Assessment Centre
(Fraser Health Authority)
June 26, 2017 June 30, 2018 Currently offering services
Vancouver Dr. Peter Centre
(Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)
January 13, 2016 January 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Vancouver Insite
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)
March 16, 2016 March 31, 2020 Currently offering services
Vancouver Lookout Society - Powell Street Getaway
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)
August 25, 2017 July 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Victoria Pandora Community Health and Wellness Centre
(Vancouver Island Health Authority)
August 3, 2017 August 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Ontario
City Name of Site (Applicant) Approval Date Expiry Date Status
Ottawa Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
(Sandy Hill Community Health Centre)
July 26, 2017 July 31, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Ottawa Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Clarence Street (Interim Site)
(Sandy Hill Community Health Centre)
September 22, 2017 March 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Ottawa 256 King Edward Site
(Ottawa Inner City Health)
November 6, 2017 November 30, 2018 Currently offering services
Toronto Fred Victor Centre
(Fred Victor Centre)
November 22, 2017 November 30, 2018 Exempted – Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Toronto Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)
June 2, 2017 June 2, 2018 Exempted - Inspection pending
Site undergoing renovations
Toronto South Riverdale Community Health Centre
(South Riverdale Community Health Centre)
November 16, 2017 November 30, 2018 Exempted
Toronto The Works
(Toronto Public Health)
October 27, 2017 October 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Toronto The Works (Interim Site)
(Toronto Public Health)
August 18, 2017 Exemption cancelled October 30, 2017 Services now offered via permanent site
Quebec
City Name of Site (Applicant) Approval Date Expiry Date Status
Montreal CACTUS
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)
May 12, 2017 May 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Montreal Dopamine
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)
May 12, 2017 May 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Montreal Mobile Site
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)
May 26, 2017 May 31, 2018 Currently offering services
Montreal Spectre de Rue
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)
November 10, 2017 November 30, 2018 Currently offering services

Open applications

British Columbia
City and Proposed site (Applicant) Date received by Health Canada Local Conditions Financial Plan Consultation Report & Letter Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of Health Canada decision process
VANCOUVER
Heatley Integrated Care Centre
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)
November 2, 2016 Complete Complete Complete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
VICTORIA
Johnson Street Community
(Vancouver Island Health Authority)
June 21, 2017 Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete Decision Stage
Ontario
City and Proposed site (Applicant) Date received by Health Canada Local Conditions Financial Plan Consultation Report & Letter Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of
Health Canada decision process
OTTAWA
Shepherds of Good Hope
(Ottawa Inner City Health)
 
February 14, 2017 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
OTTAWA
Somerset West Community Health Centre
(Somerset West Community Health Centre)
June 1, 2017 Complete Incomplete Complete Complete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken

Glossary

  • Screening: The applicant’s submission has been received and is being examined to verify whether it contains sufficient information for Health Canada to review the application.

  • Review: The application is thoroughly examined to determine whether the information is complete and clear. When the application is deemed complete, the applicant is notified that the application has been deemed complete. Health Canada will make a final decision after this stage.

  • Exempted: Inspection pending: The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), however a final inspection by Health Canada is to be done before site can offer services to the public. Inspection will occur after Health Canada is notified that site is ready to offer services to the public.

  • Exempted: The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), site was inspected, and an exemption has been granted.

  • Exempted and offering services: The supervised consumption site holds a valid exemption from Health Canada and is presently open to the public.

  • Awaiting key information before decision can be taken: Required information related to such aspects as: policies and procedures, personnel, local conditions, has not yet been submitted or requires clarification or additional information.

  • Decision: The applicant has provided all required information and the application is considered complete. Health Canada can render a decision.
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