Active projects

We are currently working with a number of organizations across the country on projects that address a wide range of substance-related issues. This table is updated regularly as new agreements are finalized and more information becomes available.

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Project Location Contribution agreement
Organization Title Description Primary focus City, Province Total ($)
Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation of Canada Inc. Empowering youth with opioid overdose response training and use of Naloxone

The project will develop and implement an Opioid Overdose Response Training initiative as an enhancement to its existing CPR Program that is offered in high schools across the country and supported by the respective Ministries of Education. It is aimed at students who will take this training into their present and future lives, preparing them for emergencies they may encounter at home and in the community.

Project duration: January 19, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 2,603,187
Aids Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador Safer Works Access Program (SWAP)

This initiative will provide a mobile outreach service to increase access to harm reduction services and wraparound care supports in the rural areas of Clarenville and Bonavista.

Project duration: June 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances St. John's, Newfoundland 176,055
AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan APSS opioid overdose prevention program

This project will work to reduce the opioid overdose risks and prevent opioid overdoses among Indigenous people who inject substances and those at increased risks in the North Central core area of Regina, Saskatchewan. This will include one-on-one, small group and drop-in overdose prevention education sessions, as well as Naloxone training and kit distribution. It will be targeted to Indigenous people who currently access harm reduction services, adults in the correctional system, middle aged working men, at-risk youth and health and other professionals in the community.

Project duration: April 28, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Regina, Saskatchewan 669,713
Alberni Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Society Youth Substance Use Prevention and Intervention Project

This project will deliver prevention programming and intervention services for 450 youth aged 10 to 22, their parents and local community service providers in Port Alberni and on the west coast of Vancouver Island, including Tofino and Ucluelet. Services will include social and recreational programming such as resiliency and overdose prevention workshops for youth, schools, service providers, parents, and caregivers.

Project duration: August 24, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Port Alberni, British Columbia 292,178
Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR) Capacity building for AAWEAR's peer outreach harm reduction teams

This initiative will build capacity of the peer outreach staff through ongoing enhanced education and training, expand the program from Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge into suburban areas, and support the development of program tools and embed promising practices.

Project duration: March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Calgary, Alberta 678,344
Alberta Alliance Who Education and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR) Integrated Mobile Drug Checking and Peer Navigation Pilot

This project will enhance community outreach and eventually establish an accessible peer-led drug checking service with wraparound health supports. All from one mobile site, people who are using drugs will have access to information needed to help reduce their risks of overdose as well as access peer support and traditional clinical supports.

Project duration: August 10, 2022 to January 15, 2024

Multiple substances Calgary, Alberta 672,288
Alberta College of Family Physicians Collaborative mentorship network for chronic pain and addiction

This project will develop a mentorship program among family physicians and other primary healthcare professionals in Alberta to enhance expertise in treating patients with chronic pain and/or substance use disorder.

Project duration: July 23, 2020 to July 15, 2023

Chronic pain Edmonton, Alberta 1,896,090
Alberta Health Services Asokan – Bridging Indigenous Programming

This project will support and offer Indigenous-based programs to Indigenous youth (12-18 years old) and their families dealing with polysubstance use across northern Alberta. Seventy-five staff will be trained on matters affecting Indigenous families and on Indigenous culture and history.

Project duration: August 10, 2022 to January 31, 2024

Multiple substances Edmonton, Alberta 268,115
Ally Centre of Cape Breton (The) Mobile Supportive Spaces

This project will support a mobile harm reduction van that will operate in five Cape Breton communities to deliver harm reduction resources, safe consumption supplies, and naloxone training, as well as provide access to a public health nurse and housing support worker.

Project duration: June 20, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Sydney, Nova Scotia 257,466
ANKORS HIV/AIDS Network, Outreach & Support Society ANKORS Rise Up: Harm Reduction Education, Peer Leadership and Health Navigation Project

This project aims to reach under served populations of people who use drugs through harm reduction and overdose prevention education and training videos, including people in rural communities, Indigenous and Métis people, 2SLGBTQIA+ people and youth. The additional funding will extend the project by nine months, increase the availability of peer navigators, and enhance harm reduction, outreach and community coordination services.

Project duration: March 20, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Nelson, British Columbia 963,985
Association of Faculties of Medicine Canada Developing a Canada-wide competency-based curricula for current and future physicians in pain management, substance use and addictions

This initiative will develop a curriculum for future physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pain.

Project duration: November 1, 2018 to February 1, 2021

Chronic Pain Ottawa, Ontario 1,995,256
Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Community Education & Awareness for Cannabis

The project proposes to address existing cannabis education, awareness and harm reduction gaps by developing and implementing community specific work plans. Vulnerable groups, such as youth, young adults, and people living with addiction and/or mental health issues, are a specific focus.

Project duration: June 25, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis London, Ontario 2,619,800
AVI Health and Community Services Society SAFER Knowledge Transfer (KTE)

This initiative will build on the experiences of the Victoria SAFER Initiative (VSI). VSI is an existing comprehensive and flexible safer supply model with health care provider oversight which provides pharmaceutical alternatives for people at increased risk of overdose. The SAFER KTE project will offer to support the development, implementation and evaluation of safe supply projects to communities or programs in Canada requesting it.

Project duration: August 15, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Opioids Victoria, British Columbia 351,024
AVI Health and Community Services Society SAFER Nanaimo Initiative

This project will develop a capacity building, knowledge translation team that will provide training, written and digital resources, implementation support, and policy development for new and emerging safer supply initiatives in Canada.

Project duration: July 6, 2022 to January 1, 2024

Opioids Nanaimo, British Columbia 1,242,904
AVI Health and Community Services Society SAFER North Island

This project will develop a community-based safer supply model in rural and regional British Colombia. This model would provide pharmaceutical alternatives to the toxic drug supply and enhance community care and social supports. The initial focus will be on the delivery of a fentanyl patch program to participants at high risk of opioid overdose across Campbell River, the Comox Valley and Port Hardy for whom current harm reduction and treatment interventions are inadequate or inaccessible.

Project duration: August 23, 2022 to January 24, 2024

Opioids Victoria, British Columbia 2,866,022
AVI Health and Community Services Society Victoria Safer Alternatives for Emergency Response (SAFER) Initiative

This project will deliver a community-based, flexible safer supply model with health care provider oversight in order to address the increased risk of overdose posed by the toxic illegal drug supply. The initiative will also help people who have not responded to other types of treatment, as well as those who have been difficult to reach and engage through traditional public health and addiction treatment measures.

Project duration: July 23, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Victoria, British Columbia 4,602,623
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Peer 2 peer support

This project will engage first responders with lived experiences in the overdose response environments of Coquitlam and Victoria. The goal is to develop, implement and evaluate a peer-led model of supports addressing issues of stress management, trauma and burnout.

Project duration: March 12, 2018 to March 11, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 1,157,190
BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) National Approach to the Clinical Management of High-risk Drinking and Alcohol Disorder

This project will develop the first "National Guideline for the Clinical Management of High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)". The guideline will help Canadian health care providers quickly identify and address harmful drinking, and treat and support patients throughout their lifetime.

Project duration: September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2023

Alcohol Vancouver, British Columbia 1,523,118
BC Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors PACK - Parents Advocating Collectively for Kin

This peer-led project will use an existing toolkit to train peer support workers in British Columbia, building their capacity to serve mothers with lived and/or living experience of substance use who are at risk of having their child taken from their care.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances New Westminster, British Columbia 271,689
Bell Island Sobriety, Housing and Employment, Inc. Enhancing Peer Support Model for Continuum of Care for Addictions Management

This initiative aims to develop a peer support program using a continuum of care approach beginning with harm reduction and incorporating a supportive treatment program and opportunities in the community allowing individuals to gain skills for employment and sober living.

Project duration: June 15, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Bell Island, Newfoundland 518,982
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society Community Harm Reduction Programs: Expanding Community-Based Harm Reduction Education in the Yukon

This project will conduct qualitative in-depth interviews with health care and social service providers, decision-makers, and people with lived and living experience of substance use; deliver harm reduction training for social service providers and decision-makers; host public education events on substance use; and offer a Street College training program.

Project duration: May 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Opioids Whitehorse, Yukon 183,834
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society Scaling up harm reduction and opioid overdose response in Yukon

The initiative aims to reduce opioid overdose for people who use drugs by expanding drug checking services and offering information addressing issues such as the tainted drug supply (i.e. fentanyl). The organization will also provide satellite harm reduction outreach services to increase access for Indigenous people who use illegal drugs in remote rural settings to harm reduction equipment and services, including naloxone, and increase knowledge to recognize overdose.

Project duration: June 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Whitehorse, Yukon 366,120
Boyle Street Services Society Boyle Street Non Residential Managed Alcohol Program

This project will deliver a non-residential Managed Alcohol Program for people who consume illicit alcohol, that which is not fit for human consumption such as mouthwash, rubbing alcohol or illegally produced homemade alcohol, in Edmonton's inner city.

Project duration: May 4, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Alcohol Edmonton, Alberta 854,701
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada A Boys and Girls Club approach to addressing substance use

This initiative will develop and deliver a substance use, addiction and mental health educational and awareness program for youth.

Project duration: March 11, 2019 to February 28, 2023

Cannabis Toronto, Ontario 1,400,781
Breakaway Community Services Wellness initiative for consumption treatment service workers

This project will pilot an initiative aimed at building and sustaining the capacity of overdose response workers in Consumption Treatment Service (CTS) sites in Toronto, Ontario.

Project duration: April 27, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 467,154
Burnaby Family Life Institute Peers First

This initiative will recruit and give peers the necessary tools to improve communication skills and harm reduction skills.

Project duration: June 21, 2022 to December 20, 2023

Multiple substances Burnaby, British Columbia 115,739
Canada FASD Research Network Substance Use and Treatment in FASD Populations

This project would develop evidence-based Best Practices for youth and adults with FASD with substance use issues in treatment programs, to decrease the number of drop-outs and ultimately to improve outcomes for this population.

Project duration: August 17, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 1,487,277
Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Cannabis Use and Older Adults: Developing E-Learning Modules and Knowledge Translation Tools for Clinicians and Students

This project will provide the Canadian community of healthcare professionals the training required to work with older adults who use or are interested in using cannabis. This curriculum will offer up-to-date information and evidence relating to the potential benefits as well as risks of cannabis use in older adults.

Project duration: February 17, 2020 to December 31, 2022

Cannabis Toronto, Ontario 856,945
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Reducing Apprentice Drug Use in the Skilled Trades: Best Practices for Safe Canadian Workplaces

This initiative will implement an opioid harm reduction strategy for apprentices working in construction trades in Canada, co-developed with the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and Canada's Building Trade Unions.

Project duration: June 9, 2022 to December 15, 2023

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 574,616
Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD) We save lives: engaging and empowering people who use drugs in policymaking 2.0

This project seeks to build skills of CAPUD members, the broader community of people who use substances, decision makers and health care providers to better engage with one another. This would ensure that the voice of people who use substances is reflected in harm reduction and treatment services and strategies.

Project duration: May 19, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Halifax, Nova Scotia 1,665,761
Canadian Cancer Society National Smoking Cessation Campaign

The project would create, implement and evaluate a national tobacco cessation social marketing campaign. The project will reach and encourage quit attempts among the 2.6 million Canadians aged 35-64 who continue to smoke with the long-term goal of driving down tobacco use in pursuit of Canada's goal of less than 5% tobacco prevalence rate by 2035.

Project duration: March 16, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Tobacco Toronto, Ontario 3,012,725
Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch Reducing Harms of Substance Use and Advancing Recovery through Peer Support

This project will hire and train three peer support workers that have identified as having lived and living experience with substance use and connect each to eight transitional age youth between the ages of 16-30.

Project duration: May 20, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Hamilton, Ontario 397,000
Canadian Mental Health Association, Sault Ste Marie The Harm Reduction and Recovery Project

This initiative will implement a community-based, multi-agency recovery Hub where service providers can offer assessments, referrals, peer support, education, harm reduction, clinical services and initiate treatment.

Project duration: April 30, 2020 to July 31, 2023

Multiple substances Sault Ste Marie, Ontario 663,342
Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington Branch Strengthening the Peer Support Workforce in Waterloo Wellington

This initiative will equip peer support workers with training and certification required to assist and train organizations dealing with concerns around substance use in the Waterloo Wellington region.

Project duration: June 10, 2022 to December 10, 2023

Multiple substances Guelph, Ontario 149,246
Canadian Public Health Association Normalizing the conversation: Engaging public health, public safety and communities to build capacity for a public health approach to cannabis, opioids and other substances.

This project is proposing to bring together professionals, practitioners and organizations from public health, public safety, and other allied sectors to enhance their knowledge and capacity to implement a public health approach to cannabis, opioids and other substances using stigma reduction and trauma- and violence-informed approach frameworks.

Project duration: January 2, 2020 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 3,122,867
Canadian Red Cross Society (The) Equalizing Access to Naloxone and Opioid Poisoning with a Focus on Rural, Remote and Isolated Communities

In partnership with St. John Ambulance (SJA), the project will improve access to naloxone, reduce the barriers to opioid poisoning awareness, and help Canadians in all communities better understand how to help someone suffering from an opioid poisoning, with a specific focus on improving access for populations in rural, remote, isolated and otherwise underserved communities.

Project duration: January 26, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 7,935,489
Canadian Standards Association Developing a National Standard for Workplace Impairment

This initiative will develop an evidence-informed national standard on workplace impairment to assist Canadian employers in addressing the use of legal and illegal substances in the workplace.

Project duration: March 16, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Toronto, Ontario 628,869
Cape Breton Association of People Empowering Drug Users (CAPED) Undoing the Harm

This project will engage with people with lived and living experience (PWLLE) of substance use in Sydney, and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Community partners will be offered capacity building training to reduce stigma, and PWLLE of substance use will participate in training programs to acquire the skills needed for employment in the substance use sector as peer support workers.

Project duration: May 16, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Point Edward, Nova Scotia 492,229
Centre for Effective Practice Adaptive Mentoring to Build Primary Care Capacity: Caring for Canadians Living with Mental Illness, Chronic Pain and Addictions

This project aims to build primary care capacity to care for patients in a compassionate and effective manner by establishing adaptive mentoring networks in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and British Columbia.

Project duration: April 13, 2021 to March 31, 2025

Chronic Pain Toronto, Ontario 2,898,990
Centre for Effective Practice Canadian Best Practices for the Development of Effective Clinical Decision Support Systems for the Management of Chronic Pain

This project aims to develop or adapt a tool for the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) that can be integrated into providers' electronic medical records.

Project duration: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2025

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 469,157
Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Society Cannabis, Women, Harm Reduction and Treatment

This initiative will produce gender transformative, equity oriented, harm reduction and trauma-informed health information and treatment approaches for practitioners, policy makers and women who use cannabis.

Project duration: July 10, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis Vancouver, British Columbia 1,332,360
Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Society Chronic Pain and Prescribed Opioid use: Translating Women's experiences into resources for health care providers

This initiative will develop gender sensitive resources for Canadian healthcare practitioners and promote practice change for women with chronic pain who receive prescribed opioids.

Project duration: March 9, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Chronic pain Vancouver, British Columbia 366,282
Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Society Developing Sex, Gender and trauma Informed treatment Interventions for Methamphetamine Use

This project will develop and disseminate research and information to improve methamphetamine treatment outcomes for women and gender diverse people. Additionally, this initiative will develop treatments and harm reduction practices with partners that are inclusive of all people who use methamphetamine, including Indigenous communities.

Project duration: May 4, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Methamphetamine Vancouver, British Columbia 358,419
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation A Culture-based application of motivational intervention in a First Nation community

This project will develop and implement a motivational intervention (MI) residential treatment program for members of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations community. It will address the drug crisis in Kettle & Stony Point First Nations through a community-led approach promotes healing in court-ordered clients using the Social Identity Model of recovery.

Project duration: April 30, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Stony Point, Ontario 696,840
City of Kelowna knknxtəwix̌ "We walk hand in hand" Indigenous Harm Reduction and Structural Stigma Dialogue with the Healthcare Sector

This initiative aims to equip Indigenous people with lived or living experience (PWLLE) of substance use and peer navigators with the skills to provide culturally appropriate harm reduction services.

Project duration: July 14, 2022 to January 15, 2024

Multiple substances Kelowna, British Columbia 662,433
City of Kelowna PEOPLE peer navigators and capacity building

The project will train and mentor people with lived and living experience with substance use to become peer navigators and to support the capacity of up to ten social service organizations in central Okanagan (Kelowna and West Kelowna).

Project duration: June 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Kelowna, British Columbia 691,000
City of Surrey Surrey Second Responder Program

This project will provide continued care to individuals who have experienced an overdose. A team including a firefighter, a counselor from the health authority, and a peer with lived experience will visit the individual at home to provide them with resources regarding harm reduction, treatment and recovery programs, and offer referrals and linkages to care.

Project duration: July 11, 2022 to December 15, 2023

Opioids Surrey, British Columbia 594,346
City of Toronto (Toronto Public Health (The Works)) Expanding Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) Services to Include Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy (iOAT) for Safer Supply at The Works

This low-barrier community-based iOAT pilot will be embedded into an existing opioid agonist treatment (OAT) clinic in downtown Toronto, Ontario called "The Works". This pilot will target individuals whose needs are not currently being met by existing OAT, supervised consumption services, and/or other safer supply interventions currently available in Toronto, and who continue to be at high risk for overdose.

Project duration: April 9, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 3,074,500
City of Vancouver Peer Overdose Prevention Project

This project will provide peer-led, including Indigenous peers, in-reach and outreach overdose prevention and harm reduction services in and around three City-owned downtown community centres and a Downtown Eastside Park to people who use drugs and are at risk for overdose and overdose death. The focus will be on reaching out to people who tend to use alone in washrooms, corners, alleys or other outdoor areas, as well as people who do not regularly access services.

Project duration: July 14, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 665,628
Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) Leading Change to Systems that Perpetuate Stigma around Substance Use: Moving from Engagement to Action

This project proposes an evidence-informed, contact-based approach to reduce systemic stigma related to substance use.

Project duration: March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 1,335,563
Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) Stigma reduction through community engagement and education

This initiative will reduce stigma associated with substance use disorder and raise awareness about recovery through public education. The goal is to expand upon current activities and develop new ways to engage the public by creating a tool that will be applicable at the national level.

Project duration: November 1, 2018 to October 25, 2022

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 2,498,111
Community-Based Research Centre Society (CBRC) Addressing Sexualized Substance Use Among GBT2Q in Canada Through Frontline and Structural Interventions

This project will support the expansion of the PeerNPeer Program, an existing peer-led substance use and sexual health program for gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer people who use drugs, to sites in Winnipeg and Halifax. The program delivers culturally specific harm reduction resources, online self-screening, and peer support services.

Project duration: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 434,533
Community Justice Initiatives (Waterloo Regional Crime Prevention Council) Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Action Initiative

This project will create a Youth Reference Group, engaging youth at the margins and at the risk of crime and victimization, many of whom are from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The Youth Reference Group will identify challenges across communities, develop recommendations, and guide the implementation of proposed measures concerning drug prevention and substance use, across multiple sectors.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Kitchener, Ontario 378,764
CUPS Calgary Society Peer-driven Enhanced OAT Program

This project will expand CUPS' existing Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) program with a new, lower barrier mobile service that can provide OAT services and access to peer recovery coaches. The project aims to connect with the hard-to-reach opioid users, who tend to face barriers to recovery.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to December 15, 2023

Opioids Calgary, Alberta 1,141,921
DIVERSEcity (DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society) Building Resilience for Sustainable Recovery

The project proposes to implement an inter-sectoral, community-based, outreach initiative for concurrent disorders.

Project duration: August 12, 2020 to August 31, 2023

Multiple substances Surrey, British Columbia 2,148,332
Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation - Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Culture as Harm Reduction Knowledge Bundles: An Indigenous-Led National Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Initiative

This initiative aims to build the capacity of frontline health care professionals, Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers, and community organizations to provide culturally relevant, strengths based, stigma-free harm reduction services for Indigenous people across Canada. This Indigenous-led project will co-create and nationally disseminate knowledge bundles for Indigenous and non-Indigenous harm reduction organizations filling a gap in the provision of culturally sensitive products for Indigenous Peoples.

Project duration: March 9, 2022 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,491,529
Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa Stabilization Program for Women: Getting Ready for Addictions Treatment

This initiative aims to address a gap in suitable supports for women involved in the criminal justice system with addictions by supporting them in adhering to their discharge conditions; continuing and/or enrolling in opioid agonist treatment in a supportive environment; and preparing for clinical addictions treatment.

Project duration: July 15, 2022 to October 15, 2023

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 731,246
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough Emergency room support services and ongoing harm reduction support to overdose survivors and those at risk through a peer support program

This project will interface with people who have overdosed in the emergency room setting so that they are immediately linked with a network of aftercare services.

Project duration: March 20, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Peterborough, Ontario 1,512,423
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough Reducing Risk of Overdose Through a Peer Led Outreach Program Focused on Individuals Who Have Been Criminalized

This project will build on the organization's existing court programs through the Criminal Court by providing a peer led outreach program for people who use drugs and who are involved with the criminal courts system.

Project duration: May 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023

Multiple substances Peterborough, Ontario 276,440
EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society) Addictions Support and Employment at EMBERS East Side Works

This project will provide rapid access, long-term addictions care to people who have gained employment through the EMBERS Eastside Works program in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and are now ready to address their addictions in order to maintain their employment and stabilize their overall lives. Eastside Works is a low-barrier income generation hub pilot program that finds suitable work for individuals, most of whom live with substantial substance use and mental health issues. Key activities would include the provision of evidence-based treatment such as opioid agonist treatment, group therapy, and ongoing case management.

Project duration: April 19, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 368,960
FASD Network of Saskatchewan (The) Integrated Justice Program – Harm Reduction Project

This project will provide wraparound services to people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) who use substances and have had prior contact with the Saskatchewan justice system. These services include harm reduction services in a location easy to access. This project will also provide training to workers in health and social services organizations on trauma-informed approaches to better support people with FASD.

Project duration: August 31, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 597,829
Fort McMurray 468 First Nation Acahkawsis (star child) program

This initiative will develop an Indigenous-led in-community treatment program that will leverage intensive case management to provide wraparound support and facilitate multi-level interventions through therapy sessions and teaching by local Elders.

Project duration: June 21, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Fort McMurray, Alberta 599,338
Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Manitoba Mobile Addiction Team to Increase Community Capacity and Access (MMATICCA)

This project will pilot enhanced mobile community treatment services in rural and remote Indigenous communities near Winnipeg, building local capacity to work with people who use substances. The project will expand on the opioid agonist therapy program (OAT) launched in Red Sucker Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project duration: July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 1,117,078
Fraser Health Authority Trauma and Resiliency Informed Practice

This project will expand and standardize the Trauma and Resiliency Informed Practice (TRIP) program, developed by Fraser Health Authority in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, to reduce stigma and improve care by teaching health and social workers about self-compassion and trauma-informed practice.

Project duration: June 14, 2022 to December 15, 2023

Multiple substances Surrey, British Columbia 123,583
Government of Manitoba - Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living Early Interventions to Address Substance Misuse

Two interventions to address substance use:

1. The Buffalo Riders School Program (BR) which is a strength based indigenous early intervention program developed by the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation; and 2) A Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral (SBIR) to address problematic alcohol use and mental health concerns in primary health care settings.

Project duration: August 9, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 1,000,000
Government of Manitoba - Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living Standardizing and increasing access to opioid replacement therapy in Manitoba

This initiative will provide opioid replacement therapy training to health care practitioners including remote communities and First Nations service care prescribers.

Project duration: December 17, 2018 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Winnipeg, Manitoba 2,085,000
Government of Yukon Indicators and Training for Counsellors in Evidence-Based Wellness Modalities for Mental Health and Substance Use

This initiative will standardize mental wellness psychosocial treatment services for Yukoners in urban, rural and remote settings, by adopting and providing training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mental health wellness service where a mental health clinician helps clients work towards achieving their own goals and living according to their own values.

Project duration: July 19, 2022 to January 1, 2024

Multiple substances Whitehorse, Yukon 78,693
Government of Yukon A Strong Foundation: Re-imagining Substance Use Prevention in Yukon

The project will bring together health care professionals, recreation coordinators, all 14 Yukon First Nations, law enforcement, and other Yukon community stakeholders to prevent harmful cannabis use among Yukon youth.

Project duration: December 29, 2020 to September 30, 2022

Cannabis Whitehorse, Yukon 406,250
Grand River Community Health Centre Brantford Safer Supply Pilot (BBSSP)

This project will implement a safe supply pilot that will provide assessment, monitoring and prescriptions for daily-dispensed take-home oral hydromorphone to eligible participants. It will also provide participants with wraparound support to prevent overdose deaths and harms.

Project duration: July 26, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Opioids Brantford, Ontario 688,648
Grenfell Ministries C.O.A.C.H (Community Outreach Action Collaborative Hamilton)

This project will provide immediate assessment, case management outreach and support services to people who use drugs that are being discharged from court or detention centres.

Project duration: April 19, 2021 to March 30, 2023

Opioids Hamilton, Ontario 813,960
Grenfell Ministries National Overdose Response Service (NORS)

Grenfell Ministries, in partnership with the Universities of Calgary and Alberta and BRAVE technology co-op, have created a toll-free National Overdose Response Service for individuals who use drugs alone. The portion of the initiative funded by SUAP will serve to enhance this service by: 1) building on the infrastructure to enable BRAVE to support the project end-to-end, with a custom-designed system, 2) supporting the development of a variety of knowledge products, including guidelines for using technology-based harm reduction services which will be developed in conjunction with the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) and 3) evaluating the initiative.

Project duration: April 23, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Calgary, Alberta 1,922,760
Grey Bruce Health Services Assertive Community Treatment and Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (ACT for RAAM)

This project will provide substance use and mental health services in Indigenous Health Centres in two remote Ontario First Nation communities (Saugeen First Nation and Neyaashiinigmiing) experiencing high rates of substance use. The services will include providing direct access to primary care providers who can prescribe medication to support opioid and alcohol withdrawal management, offering mobile prescription deliveries and home visits, supporting peer outreach workers, and providing harm reduction services such as overdose prevention, naloxone kits and access to safer drug use supplies, such as clean needles or pipes.

Project duration: August 31, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Owen Sound, Ontario 1,334,762
Guelph Community Health Centre Safer Supply Program

This initiative will increase the capacity of the current safer supply program and provide wraparound care for participants.

Project duration: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Guelph, Ontario 2,442,802
Heritage Skills Development Centre Building Resilience through Harm Reduction (BRHR)

This project aims to respond to the overdose crisis and to substance harms issues in the Scarborough East community through a peer-driven harm reduction program that provides services to vulnerable populations.

Project duration: April 23, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Scarborough, Ontario 591,467
HIV Community Link Society Substance Use Capacity Building Project

This project will mobilize long-term, system-level change to reduce barriers to critical supports for people who use substances in Calgary and Southern Alberta. This project will develop the capacity, skills and knowledge of staff, peer workers and leadership professionals to implement policy and practice guidelines.

Project duration: April 30, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Calgary, Alberta 290,486
HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) Peer overdose prevention initiative

This initiative will provide outreach to individuals who are not currently accessing harm reduction services and peer training on naloxone use in order to reduce the risk of overdose related deaths.

Project duration: April 17, 2018 to March 31, 2022

Opioids Guelph, Ontario 359,832
Hope for Immigrant Women (L'espoir de la femme immigrante) Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Stigma, We're Talking About It

This project will launch a substance use education, awareness and prevention campaign for black francophone young women and mothers of African origin located in Toronto's Scarborough neighborhood. This campaign will provide training, workshops, and resources on substance use and mental health to help equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent substance use, and educate them on different resources about how to seek help as well as address stigma around mental illness and substance use.

Project duration: August 15, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Toronto, Ontario 177,030
Houston Link to Learning Society Food for thought

This project will explore the role food plays in reducing harm and connecting people who use substances to supports by running a twice-weekly soup kitchen. This project will also offer harm reduction education and will direct people who use substances to health and social services. The kitchen staff will include people with lived and living experience of substance use who will be equipped with life skills training and gain meaningful work experience in the process.

Project duration: May 11, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Houston, British Columbia 423,003
Independent First Nations Alliance Community methamphetamine withdrawal support program

This project aims to train and support community-based healthcare providers on methamphetamine-induced psychosis assessments, medication-assisted withdrawal and detoxification, and traditional and land-based healing support for community members.

Project duration: June 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Methamphetamine Sioux Lookout, Ontario 794,880
John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Mapping A Plan

This project will pilot a harm reduction focused, peer and addictions counsellor-led support group and drop-in program for individuals who use substances. This project will provide a safe space for people who use substances to receive evidence-based and person centered programming focused on harm reduction and safe usage. It will also promote connection with other community services and supports.

Project duration: April 23, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Lindsay, Ontario 505,687
John Howard Society of Manitoba Healing and Harm Reduction Substance Abuse Program

This initiative will create a culturally sensitive program for men from First Nations communities who use drugs and who have been in contact with the law, in the Winnipeg area.

Project duration: April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 470,419
Kainai Food Bank Society The Blood Tribe Harm Reduction Project

This initiative will train local people with lived experience to become peer support workers to provide trauma-informed care support rooted in the Blackfoot culture. Programming will be evidence-based and patient-centered with an emphasis on harm reduction, peer and Elder support, and connection to community resources.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Standoff, Alberta 935,117
Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council On the Land Wellness Camps

This project will support wellness and culture learning land camps to address trauma and grief that contribute to substance use. The target population will be individuals and families at risk of substance-related overdoses, experiencing domestic violence, and facing poverty or housing insecurity.

Project duration: July 5, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Atikameg, Alberta 148,809
Kilala Lelum Health Centre (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) Overdose Response Expansion Project - Providing Cultural Safety and Safer Prescription Medicine Alternatives

This project will expand existing services at the Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative health centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to include safer supply and Indigenous Elder-led cultural healing programs.

Project duration: July 15, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 3,404,403
Klinic Inc. An Integrated Trauma Informed Approach to Methamphetamine Withdrawal Treatment and Support

This project will add post-treatment recovery services to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, funded-non-residential, mobile withdrawal management services, which are offered by Klinic.

Project duration: April 23, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Methamphetamine Winnipeg, Manitoba 568,212
K-W Working Centre for the Unemployed (The Working Centre) It Takes A Village: Safer Opioid Supply Through Community

This project will offer safer supply, embedded within six housing, shelter, and congregate settings, and wraparound care.

Project duration: March 29, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Kitchener, Ontario 3,565,332
Lawson Research Institute Education, Peer Support, and Community Partnership to Support Harm Reduction

This project will create educational supports for health care providers at St. Joseph's Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre. This includes developing and delivering tailored modules and communications on methamphetamine use, and deploying a nurse educator and a trained lived experience educator.

Project duration: July 19, 2022 to January 1, 2024

Multiple substances London, Ontario 436,608
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Peer Support Navigator for People Who Use Substances in Leeds Grenville and Lanark

Working with local agencies, the proposed project will create a Peer Support Navigator program for people who use drugs. People with lived experience will be engaging in planning, developing and implementing a locally driven education and training strategy to make their community more responsive, empathetic and accepting for people who use substances.

Project duration: April 8, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Lanark, Ontario 300,000
London InterCommunity Health Centre National Safer Supply Community of Practice (NSS-CoP)

This initiative will support organizations, primary care teams and private provider delivering Safer Opioid Supply. The CoP will also connect stakeholders across Canada, leveraging resources and facilitating collaboration to build on successes/lessons learned and reduce duplication of work.

Project duration: May 17, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids London, Ontario 996,501
London InterCommunity Health Centre Safer opioid supply program

This initiative will help reduce harms related to the toxic illegal drug supply by providing prescribed opioids to patients with opioid use disorder during the pandemic and beyond.

Project duration: March 31, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Opioids London, Ontario 6,510,007
Manitoba Harm Reduction Network #SmokeDontPoke: A Meth pipe pilot project by people who use drugs in Pinefalls and Selkirk

This initiative will improve access to harm reduction for people who use meth by offering pipes and information and working to reduce stigma.

Project duration: April 27, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Methamphetamine Winnipeg, Manitoba 190,996
M'Chigeeng First Nation E-wiijkiwe'endijig Naadmaadwaad (Friends Helping Each Other)

This initiative will train local people with lived and living experience to become peer support advocates. Training will include a mix of Indigenous and Western concepts including trauma-informed care practices; motivational interviewing; the stages of change model; harm reduction practices; and evidenced-based peer support practices that are rooted in the foundations of the Anishinaabe teachings and customs.

Project duration: May 20, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances M'Chigeeng, Ontario 1,499,156
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association Journeys - Addiction Supports for Women

This project will provide support to women whose use alcohol and other substances and are on the wait list for long-term residential addictions treatment at a residential treatment center.

Project duration: May 4, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Alcohol Calgary, Alberta 900,014
McMaster University Use of Opioids for the Management of Chronic Non Cancer Pain: Update of the 2017 Canadian Guideline

This project will update the 2017 Canadian guideline on the use of opioids for non-cancer pain incorporating new evidence and adopting new knowledge synthesis methods, as well as incorporating information from stakeholder feedback. The updated guideline will provide essential guidance to people living with chronic pain, and the physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists involved in their care.

Project duration: June 20, 2022 to December 20, 2023

Chronic pain Hamilton, Ontario 545,977
Métis Nation British Columbia Peer outreach through a Métis lens

This initiative will develop an outreach team that will distribute condoms and harm reduction supplies such as clean needles and pipes and connect with underserved Métis people living in Surrey and Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

Project duration: August 10, 2022 to January 31, 2024

Multiple substances Surrey, British Columbia 374,716
Midaynta Community Services Youth for Change (YFC)

This project aims to help increase the participation of Black youth and community members in promoting conversations about substance use and mental health issues in the North West Toronto Region.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances North York, Ontario 392,229
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre Supporting Harm Reduction through Peer Support (SHARPS)

This initiative will provide education and training for community-based peer navigators from the Halifax Substance User Network so they can make referrals to health and social services, treatment, and follow-up care.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to September 19, 2023

Multiple substances Halifax, Nova Scotia 204,028
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre/Direction 180 Establishing a Substance Users Network of the Atlantic Region "SUNAR"

Building on previous work by the Halifax Area Network of Drug Using People (HANDUP), the Substance User Network of the Atlantic Region (SUNAR) project will bring together People Who Use Substances (PWUS), researchers and stakeholders with vested interest in decreasing the risk among substance users to develop and implement evidenced-based practices for PWUS.

Project duration: August 12, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Halifax, Nova Scotia 768,974
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre/Mainline Distribution & Disposal Community Outreach: Expanding Mainline's Reach and Client base through Targeted Urban and Rural Outreach

This initiative aims to scale up harm reduction outreach efforts and supports extended to people who use substances in areas served by Mainline, a health promotion organization dedicated to supporting people who use substances through harm reduction programs.

Project duration: March 24, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Halifax, Nova Scotia 207,502
Moms Stop the Harm Society Stronger Together Family-peer support

The project would design and facilitate two types of family-peer support groups, with the aim of improving the lives of families who have, or have had, a loved one struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). One group would be designed to increase the capacity of families to respond and improve outcomes for individuals who struggle with SUD. The other group would support families who have lost a loved one to substance use related causes.

Project duration: March 17, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Pender Island, British Columbia 344,935
MySafe Society MySafe Project for Low Barrier Access to Oral Hydromorphone to Prevent Fatal Overdoses

This project offers a new way to provide medication to people living with opioid use disorder as an alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply and to help prevent overdoses. The MySafe machine resembles an ATM, and after verifying the patient's identity with a palm scan, provides patients with access to their existing prescriptions for hydromorphone pills. The project operates at five sites in four cities across Canada.

Project duration: February 8, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 3,488,068
Native Addictions Council of Manitoba The Cannabis Education Project

This initiative will develop and implement a cannabis education prevention strategy for Indigenous people in Winnipeg with particular emphasis on youth in the school system and those at increased risk of addictive behaviour.

Project duration: June 6, 2019 to May 31, 2022

Cannabis Winnipeg, Manitoba 1,083,510
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Enhancing Capacity to Deliver Culturally-Safe Harm Reduction Services to High-Risk Aboriginal Community Members in Toronto

This project will implement a culturally-informed harm reduction model at the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto's (NCFST) transitional housing sites and Youth Services Drop-In Centre in Downtown Toronto. The project will develop and deliver culturally appropriate harm reduction training to 45 NCFST staff members. This funding will also allow the hiring of people with lived experiences to build NCFST's capacity to deliver wraparound harm reduction and mental health supports in a stigma-free and culturally supportive environment.

Project duration: September 27, 2022 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Toronto, Ontario 474,272
Native Council of Prince Edward Island A Path Forward

This project will deliver individualized and group treatment recovery plans that are land-based, with culturally sensitive activities, to support off-reserve Indigenous people who use drugs in PEI.

Project duration: August 19, 2020 to August 6, 2023

Multiple substances Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 580,190
Native Council of Prince Edward Island Mobile Harm Reduction Team

This initiative will implement a team of harm reduction outreach workers within the off-reserve Indigenous community on PEI. The team will: increase the availability of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed harm reduction; offer Naloxone training; address the immediate needs of people who use substances; and, connect people who use substances to services and supports in the community, including Elders.

Project duration: April 29, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 569,625
Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre Inc. Cannabis education and awareness

This initiative will develop and disseminate culturally appropriate cannabis public education and awareness resources and programming to Wikwemikong communities in Northern Ontario.

Project duration: April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2023

Cannabis Wikwemikong, Ontario 913,333
Nine Circles Community Health Centre Inc. Meeting in the Moment: Integrating Street Health, Addictions Medicine and Primary Care

This initiative aims to improve access to and quality of care within primary care and social services, such as access to housing and health services, for people who use methamphetamine and other drugs. Over three years, the project aims to reach approximately 1,200 people who use drugs in Winnipeg's downtown and Point Douglas neighborhoods.

Project duration: July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023

Methamphetamine Winnipeg, Manitoba 853,792
Nipissing First Nation Indian Band #220 True Self Outreach Peer Support Project

This project will provide individuals and their families with community outreach, peer support and access to services that promote safety, self-sufficiency and wellbeing to participants and their families. This program will support people experiencing mental illness, addiction, abuse, housing insecurity, homelessness, economic insecurity, people on probation or parole, as well as those living with a concurrent illness.

Project duration: September 23, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Garden Village, Ontario 305,803
Nisga'a Ts'amiks Vancouver Society Indigenous Harm Reduction Support Services for a Post-Pandemic BC

This project will provide wraparound services (transportation, mental health counseling, and crisis intervention) to young Indigenous women. This project will also help connect Nisga'a community members with Indigenous cultural and family supports and harm reduction strategies.

Project duration: August 5, 2022 to January 29, 2024

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 329,316
Northeast Addiction and Mental Health Centre for Holistic Recovery NAM Therapeutic Communities for Healthy Families

This project will provide integrated health, housing, and supportive services to Calgary's vulnerable South Asian families, including recovery coaching for people who use drugs.

Project duration: July 4, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Calgary, Alberta 583,201
Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority Transition Recovery Program

This initiative will target First Nations on reserve by supporting clients/patients who are recovering from opiate use or who are on opiate agonist therapy.

Project duration: October 10, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 827,660
Northern Network of Peers for Equality (NOPE) Northern Network of Peers for Equality

This initiative will create a team of peer system navigators to provide wraparound harm reduction services for and by people with lived and living experience. The Northern Network of Peers for Equality will engage with hard-to-reach minority populations including BIPOC, LGBTG2S+, people experiencing homelessness, and people who use substances to provide guidance in a range of social and health-related services.

Project duration: May 18, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Quesnel, British Columbia 419,790
NorWest Community Health Centres Thunder Bay Safer Supply Program ("TBSSP")

This project will implement a pilot safer supply program. The program's prescribers will provide assessment, monitoring, and prescriptions for daily-dispensed, take-home oral hydromorphone to eligible clients. Clients will have access to a range of health and psychosocial supports and wraparound services that address the social determinants of health.

Project duration: July 5, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Opioids Thunder Bay, Ontario 1,501,486
Nunatsiavut Government Nunatsiavut Harm Reduction for Problematic Alcohol and Substance Use

The project aims to enhance harm reduction programming across five Nunatsiavut communities by researching individual and community substance-use patterns, educate and engage on harm reduction, and develop innovative approaches to address problematic substance use across the region.

Project duration: October 6, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Multiple Substances Nunatsiavut, NL 546,391
Nunatsiavut Government Harm Reduction Hub

The projet aims to create a safe gathering space, guided by the Inuit culture, for Inuit people in Labrador at increased risks of substance use harms. Participants will have access to food, clothing, harm reduction supplies, health care professionals, counselors or peer support workers. Inuit people with lived experience of substance use, trauma and addiction will lead the project.

Project duration: September 29, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Goose Bay, NL 274,149
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion - Public Health Ontario Adaptation, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive community intervention model to reduce opioid-related harms

This initiative will implement and adapt for the Canadian context, Project Lazarus, a community-based overdose prevention program developed in North Carolina, USA. Project Lazarus works with community coalitions to support central coordination and local action to reduce overdose deaths.

Project duration: July 9, 2019 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 1,244,020
Ontario Lung Association N-O-T Online: A multifaceted online program for youth tobacco cessation

This project will engage youth 14 to 19 years of age in the development of an interactive online and mobile friendly program to include self-directed cessation strategies, peer and professional support and resources for youth who want to quit (tobacco smoking and nicotine vaping).

Project duration: September 9, 2019 to September 30, 2023

Tobacco Toronto, Ontario 1,248,800
Operation Come Home Harm Reduction Peer Street Outreach

This initiative will provide youth experiencing homelessness with individualized support by increasing efforts to prevent the harms associated with substance use through peer-led street outreach. This project will address the current gaps in the city of Ottawa, which were caused by the closure of street outreach programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project duration: July 26, 2022 to January 22, 2024

Multiple substances Ottawa, Ontario 323,456
Opportunities for Independence, Inc. Women with intellectual disabilities in conflict with the law: Trauma-informed substance use treatment

This initiative will develop a trauma-informed substance use treatment program in Manitoba for women in conflict with the law and with intellectual or developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other neurodevelopmental challenges.

Project duration: June 6, 2019 to November 30, 2022

Alcohol Winnipeg, Manitoba 516,076
Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation CONNECT - Improving Reach, Effectiveness and Continuity of Care through A Network of Clinical Nicotine Addiction Treatment Centres

This project aims to reach an additional 60,000 people per year in five P/Ts (NB, NL, ON, QC and NU) by creating regional hubs to support implementation of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) program that provides evidence-based, clinical nicotine addiction support from healthcare providers.

Project duration: August 20, 2020 to March 31, 2025

Tobacco Ottawa, Ontario 3,504,135
Pain BC Society Making Sense of Pain: An Intersectional Program Adaptation and Pilot

This project will help improve access to care and services for people in British Columbia's 2SLGBTQIA+ as well as Chinese, Punjabi and Arabic speaking communities who are living with chronic pain.

Project duration: August 10, 2022 to February 29, 2024

Chronic Pain Vancouver, British Columbia 522,244
Parachute Leaders in Injury Prevention #PotCanPoisonKids

This initiative will create and implement a comprehensive, evidence-based national education, awareness and prevention campaign focused on the dangers of unintentional child poisoning from cannabis edibles and products targeted at parents and caregivers.

Project duration: March 22, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis Toronto, Ontario 1,668,255
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre Emergency Safer Supply Program

This project will provide pharmaceutical-grade medication to people experiencing severe opioid use disorder and connect patients with important health and social services, including treatment.

Project duration: July 10, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 3,036,616
Pathways to Recovery Safer supply Ottawa

This project will expand upon existing Ottawa community-based services to prescribe pharmaceutical opioids for those at greatest risk of overdose and death.

Project duration: July 2, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 1,400,000
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Cannabis in Our Communities: A Focus on Inuit Youth and Maternal Health and Well-being

This initiative will assess the current knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around cannabis in Inuit communities, focusing on youth and pregnant women and their partners, through focus groups and a Canada-wide survey.

Project duration: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2022

Cannabis Ottawa, Ontario 1,048,583
P.E.E.R.S. Alliance Inc. Rural and Small Town Peer Outreach Project

This project will pilot a peer-led harm reduction outreach model for individuals who use illegal substances in rural and small-town settings in Prince Edward Island. The model will help people navigate the health and social services systems. The project also includes the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing support of a peer team coordinator and peer leaders.

Project duration: August 5, 2022 to January 29, 2024

Multiple substances Charlottetown, PEI 435,717
Peers Victoria Resources Society Peers at Peers: Sex, Gender and trauma Informed Harm Reduction for People in the Sex Work or Trade

This initiative will offer harm reduction and therapeutic communication training to individuals with lived or living experience of substance and that have experience in sex work. They will be offered a supported work experience through which they will facilitate harm reduction workshops aimed at people who use substances. With this gained experience, the project would further support the trainees in finding paid or volunteer work in the field of harm reduction.

Project duration: May 27, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Victoria, British Columbia 265,476
Peterborough 360 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Embedding Safer Supply Prescribing in Primary Care Team in a Small Urban Community: Exploring Enablers and Barriers

This project explores enablers and barriers to building capacity within primary care teams for the prescription of safer supply to people with opioid use living in smaller urban or rural settings.

Project duration: April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023

Opioids Peterborough, Ontario 1,006,838
Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN) PARN Harm Reduction Peer Project

This project will provide PARN the opportunity to formally mobilize existing peers into supported service delivery positions.

Project duration: May 16, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Peterborough, Ontario 392,976
Peterborough Police Service Collaborative multi-sector response, outreach and support team for people at risk for and experiencing opioid related overdose

This project will enable the organization to work local partners to create a community-based outreach team to increase the capacity for front-line community services to help people at risk who are referred by police.

Project duration: September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Peterborough, Ontario 1,894,512
PHS Community Services Society Digital health innovation adaptation for prevention of overdose deaths in supportive housing

This initiative will use the Lifeguard app to monitor the status of people who use illegal drugs living in PHS supportive housing in Vancouver, home to a wide demographic of marginalized groups using opiate and polydrug and regularly using substances alone.

Project duration: July 4, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,119,012
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Addressing knowledge gaps important to tobacco regulation

This project aims to contribute to accelerating the decline in tobacco use and to support the knowledge needs of policy makers, regulators and the public health community.

Project duration: June 13, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Tobacco Ottawa, Ontario 1,067,375
Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (The) (St. John Ambulance) Naloxone Training and Distribution in Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)'s Reaching Home Strategy

This initiative will leverage the network of the ESDC-funded organizations serving people who are experiencing homelessness, to deliver naloxone training and kits across Canada.

Project duration: September 30, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 3,897,940
Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (The) (St. John Ambulance) Opioid Crisis Support - Community of Practice

This project will support a national Opioid Crisis Support Community of Practice connecting service delivery workers, organizations, agencies, and people with lived and living experiences to enable them to share and discuss ideas, challenges, and knowledge of current trends and practices in a safe space.

Project duration: May 4, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 726,299
Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (The) (St. John Ambulance) Opioid Overdose Response and Reducing Stigma and Discrimination through Education

This project aims to reduce stigma and discrimination through training based on the BC/Yukon Council's Opioid Overdose Response and Opioid Awareness program.

Project duration: January 25, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 10,209,138
Providence Health Care Building Capacity for Early Intervention: Increasing Access to Youth-Centred, Evidence-Based Substance Use and Addictions Services in BC and Ontario

This initiative will develop an evidence-based intervention to screen, treat and provide long-term support for youth with substance use problems, particularly opioids, cannabis and alcohol, and study the impact of this intervention on youth living in diverse communities in BC and Ontario.

Project duration: June 27, 2019 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,899,239
Providence Health Care Research Institute An Innovative Safe Supply Program to Support People with Severe Opioid Use Disorder

This project will establish a safer supply program in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver for people at risk of overdose and death due to the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply during the outbreak. In partnership with the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the project will offer a personalized, low-barrier approach, with a variety of opioid medications available and extended operating hours. It will also help connect patients to primary care, peer support workers and social workers.

Project duration: July 20, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 3,645,000
Providence Health Care Research Institute – BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS An Integrated Program of Contingency Management and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorders

This initiative will implement and evaluate the centre's contingency management (CM) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programs in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. CM involves awarding gift cards or vouchers of escalating value for meeting a range of recovery goals. CBT helps participants reorder the way they think about their substance use and helps them develop strategies to avoid triggers and manage cravings. This program supports people struggling with stimulant use who are seeking help to reduce or stop using stimulant drugs, like methamphetamine or cocaine.

Project duration: July 20, 2022 to August 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 500,645
Provincial Health Services Authority Employing a Co-Facilitated, Peer-Involved, Matrix Model for a Criminal Justice Setting Treatment Program at Prince George Regional Correctional Center For Clients With Problematic Meth Use

This project will implement a treatment program at the Prince George Regional Correction Centre for people who experience problematic use of crystal methamphetamine. Additionally, the project uses a peer-led program in transitional housing to help people reintegrate and to continue their treatment.

Project duration: June 16, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Methamphetamine Prince George, British Columbia 547,499
Provincial Health Services Authority Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use Network - Building System Capacity to Better Address the Needs of British Columbians with Complex MHSU Issues or Concurrent Disorders

This initiative will expand and evaluate the new virtual British Columbia Provincial Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Network and support key network activities to build the MHSU workforce capacity to address the needs of people in BC with both mental health and substance use disorders.

Project duration: June 23, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,417,746
Provincial Health Services Authority - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

New Healthy Heart Work

Chee Shoó-kǔm Tuḿ-tum Mamuk

This initiative will implement a program in two Indigenous communities. By using a "train-the-trainer" model, this project will enable the sharing of knowledge, skills development and tools to support mental wellness and reduce substance use. Community members are leading the development of programs and resources based on current priorities, using intervention approaches that are mindful of Indigenous cultures.

Project duration: August 27, 2020 to July 31, 2025

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,788,105
Regional Essential Access to Connected Healthcare, Niagara Inc. Niagara Region Collaborative Approach to Safer Supply Program

This project will provide a mobile delivery model of pharmaceutical alternatives to the toxic drug supply and wraparound care serving vulnerable populations across the Niagara region in partnership with regional health and service organizations. The project will support individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity; marginalized groups such as Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; those experiencing poverty or economic insecurity; people actively using toxic street drugs; and those engaged in sex work.

Project duration: November 10, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Opioids St. Catherines, Ontario 1,220,989
Réseau ACCESS Network Wellness Navigation Program

This project will increase access to services for people who use drugs while reducing stigma through connecting with new and existing programs. Peers will be trained as community workers and work alongside staff to create culturally safe and stigma-free spaces for community members, which will help remove barriers to accessing care.

Project duration: August 31, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Opioids Sudbury, Ontario 514,282
River Stone Recovery Centre River Stone Recovery Centre

This initiative offers a pharmaceutical alternative to toxic, illegal methamphetamine and opioids. The project offers individualized care plans, flexible medical appointments, oral and injectable opioid agonist therapy, a pharmaceutical alternative to stimulants and other social and health services.

Project duration: March 20, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Opioids and methamphetamines Fredericton, New Brunswick 5,247,344
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Preventing Drug Poisoning in Edmonton: A neighbourhood outreach and public education/awareness campaign

This project will provide overdose response training and trauma support at a community level. It will also launch a campaign that will direct people at risk of experiencing substance-related harms and overdose to resources on treatment and recovery, and overdose prevention and intervention.

Project duration: May 4, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Edmonton, Alberta 1,132,197
SafeLink Alberta Society Chemsex Education Project

This project aims to advance policies and practices to help service providers, including health, social, and harm reduction professionals work together effectively in order to provide tools to reduce harms related to substance use and mental health within the gay/bisexual/men community.

Project duration: June 21, 2022 to December 15, 2023

Multiple substances Calgary, Alberta 108,159
Sagamok Anishnawbek A renewed vision

This initiative proposes to establish a "Cannabis Core Group", comprised of professionals and representatives from different age groups, to develop policies and programs focusing on cannabis education in the community.

Project duration: September 21, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis Massey, Ontario 562,500
Salvus Clinic Inc. Addressing Health Equity in Vulnerable Populations through Flexible Primary Health Care, Outreach, and Peer Support

This project will employ peer support specialists and health care professionals who will deliver prevention, addiction, and mental health treatment and support; primary health care; and outreach using trauma-informed principles and a harm reduction approach.

Project duration: June 23, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Moncton, New Brunswick 663,687
Sanguen Health Centre Wellington County Community Health Van

The project will operate a mobile community health van in Wellington County that provides 'curbside' access to health and social services to residents who have traditionally been marginalized due to their drug use, mental health, poverty and/or HIV or Hep C status.

Project duration: May 4, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Waterloo, Ontario 984,412
Saskatchewan Health Authority Harm Reduction and Complex Case Management Program Coordination

This project aims to create a person-centred, community led, and multi-disciplinary harm reduction program in New England, Saskatchewan for community members experiencing substance use related harms in the Nipawin area.

Project duration: July 1, 2020 to August 30, 2023

Multiple substances Nipawin, Saskatchewan 827,877
Saskatoon Tribal Council Health and Family Services Inc. We-sit-u-win (Coming Together)

This project will create an Indigenous-focused urban healing program aimed at helping participants transition through a harm reduction continuum from outreach to detox, and then to treatment and recovery services. The program will hire an Indigenous-led care team, and will include land-based cultural knowledge, Elder support, healing circles, ceremonies and use of traditional medicine. This project supports Indigenous people living in the urban core area of Saskatoon who experience homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, and/or who are living with mental health issues and substance use harms.

Project duration: August 5, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2,557,060
Sea to Sky Community Services Society Sea to Sky Mindful Harm Reduction

This initiative aims to improve support for youth struggling with their mental health and substance use in the Squamish region. This program will focus on streamlining care and establishing single-point access to various wraparound services, prioritizing relationship-based approaches, and committing to empowering youth to seek care and make decisions for themselves.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Squamish, British Columbia 706,746
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba Inc. The SERC Brandon Peer Leadership Outreach Project

This project will conduct outreach skills training and organize kitchen table talks, which involve informal peer discussions and the distribution of peer-informed kits containing harm reduction and safer sex supplies, resources, and season-specific essential needs (e.g., food, hygiene products, and Personal Protective Equipment).

Project duration: May 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Multiple substances Brandon, Manitoba 204,880
Simon Fraser University Dyadic Care for Maternal and Child Health: An evaluation of healthcare services for women with opioid use disorder and the long-term health outcomes of their children

This project aims to evaluate the quality, accessibility, culturally appropriateness and safety of services for women living with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and their children in British Columbia. This project will strengthen the clinical evidence-base for the treatment of perinatal OUD as well as the association between the health of mothers with OUD and the long-term health outcomes of their children.

Project duration: July 26, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Burnaby, British Columbia 377,788
Simon Fraser University - BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Towards a comprehensive performance measurement system for Opioid Use Disorder in British Columbia

This initiative will develop a comprehensive, rigorously defined set of health system performance measures for People With Opioid Use Disorders.

Project duration: June 6, 2018 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 1,295,355
Simon Fraser University - Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Building capacity and moving to consensus: A Canadian dialogue on a public health approach to drugs

This initiative will build decision-makers' capacity to implement health promotion and harm reduction systems and increase national awareness of drug related issues by facilitating community dialogues and creating knowledge translation tools.

Project duration: March 21, 2018 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 4,861,342
Sinai Health System (University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine) Education for Integrating Opioid Use Disorder within Primary Care

This initiative will develop and evaluate a national evidence-based training module to enable primary health care providers to develop competencies in treating opioid use disorder, building on the existing, accredited, multi-modal Safer Opioid Prescribing program.

Project duration: July 25, 2019 to June 30, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 1,990,112
Six Nations of the Grand River Cannabis Education Plan

This project will share culturally appropriate public education on cannabis use targeting youth and young adults to help community members make informed decisions.

Project duration: December 29, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis Ohsweken, Ontario 822,463
Six Nations of the Grand River Ratihahí:saks "They Search for a Path": Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Program

This initiative will deliver an overdose prevention and harm reduction program that will provide harm reduction education, supplies, and outreach services in a culturally safe and relevant manner to service providers, individuals who use substances, and community members of Six Nations of the Grand River.

Project duration: November 10, 2022 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Ohsweken, Ontario 454,122
Somerset West Community Centre Opioid overdose peer prevention and response

This project will train harm reduction peer workers who will provide proactive outreach in non-traditional environments to identify, engage and build capacity for safer practices with the most isolated members of the substance using community who use alone and in unsafe conditions.

Project duration: June 6, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Ottawa, Ontario 2,070,132
Southeast Resource Development Council Corp. F.I.R.E. with F.I.R.E (Fully Informed Risk Education with a Foundation of Individual Recovery Experiences) - Ishkotay Aputchitoon Tchi Meekaatamun Ishkotay

This initiative will dispatch outreach teams of trained peer workers to seven Manitoba First Nation communities to provide substance use awareness resources, overdose training, first aid certification and take-home naloxone kits.

Project duration: November 2, 2022 to February 29, 2024

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 782,201
South Riverdale Community Health Centre Downtown East collaborative safer opioid supply

This project will help people with opioid use disorder who are at a greater risk of overdose and other harms related to the toxic illegal drug supply.

Project duration: June 25, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 6,371,484
South Riverdale Community Health Centre Drug Pros Prep School (DPPS)

This initiative will implement a 16-week paid training and mentorship on-the-job program for future harm reduction/overdose response workers. People with lived or living experience of substance use, Black people, Indigenous people, other racialized people and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons will be trained on how to work in a trauma-informed, gender-transformative, and anti-oppressive manner.

Project duration: September 6, 2022 to February 29, 2024

Multiple substances Toronto, Ontario 445,818
St. Boniface Street Links OASIS - Outreach And Supportive Interventions for Substance use

This project will provide wraparound supports and individualized care planning to individuals who are at a heightened risk of substance-related overdoses and who face multiple barriers to accessing care in the Winnipeg area.

Project duration: June 8, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 323,670
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc. Brantford Downtown Outreach Team

This initiative will provide mobile, on-the-spot peer support, harm reduction supply, primary care services, and counselling for people struggling with substance use and mental health issues.

Project duration: April 27, 2021 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Brantford, Ontario 1,015,279
St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver Incorporating Cultural Safety Within Required and Recommended Substance Use Learning Platforms for Health Care Professionals

This project will develop a revised curriculum for the substance use workforce that delivers harm reduction and treatment services to Indigenous people at higher risk of opioid overdose and to those facing barriers to care due to racism in the healthcare system. The new online learning platforms will be created in consultation with the BC FNHA's Indigenous-led Integrated Addictions Care Partnership. The curriculum will be embedded within the BCCSU Nursing program, Addictions Care and Treatment Online program, and Provincial Opioid Agonist Treatment Support programs.

Project duration: July 19, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 433,416
St. Paul’s Foundation of Vancouver Recruiting Indigenous Health Care Professionals to British Columbia's interdisciplinary Addictions Medicine Fellowship Program

This initiative will support seven interdisciplinary learners identified by BC's First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Indigenous Physician's Association of Canada (IPAC) to participate in and complete the BC Centre on Substance Use's (BCCSU) Interdisciplinary Addiction Medicine Fellowship program. Once their training is complete, clinicians will provide care to more than 1000 people and provide recommendations on policy changes to promote culturally safe services and learning environments.

Project duration: October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,044,882
St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver - BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS The best practices in oral opioid agonist therapy (BOOST) collaborative

This initiative will bring together professionals providing oral opioid agonist therapy services to increase the use of best practices in order to improve treatment and care.

Project duration: May 17, 2018 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 799,557
St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver - BC Centre on Substance Use A National Approach to the Clinical Management of High-risk Drinking and Alcohol Disorder

The purpose of the project is to develop a National Guideline for the Clinical Management of High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder, and related knowledge tool and supports, which would assist health professionals to effectively identify and address high-risk drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and support patients across the lifespan to address alcohol related health conditions.

Project duration: September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2023

Alcohol Vancouver, British Columbia 1,523,118
Stonehenge Therapeutic Community Peer 2 Peer Overdose Response Program

This initiative aims to implement the Peer 2 Peer Overdose Response Program, which will provide peer-led, low barrier urgent response to drug poisonings in Guelph and Wellington County. Support and education will be provided to the individual's family and friends, and the medical staff responding to the drug poisoning.

Project duration: June 9, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Opioids Guelph, Ontario 207,403
Stoney Trail Wellness Centre Bearspaw First Nation Substance and Addiction Response and Care

This initiative will support a mobile crisis response team trained to attend to emergencies in Bearspaw First Nation on the Eden Valley reserve. The team will conduct non-crisis interventions, respond to overdoses, teach harm reduction techniques and aftercare to those who have experienced the trauma of an overdose and to the crisis response team.

Project duration: July 14, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Opioids Eden Valley, Alberta 980,028
Street Health Community Nursing Foundation The Doorway

This project will recruit, train, and provide job placements for people with lived or living experience (PWLLE) of substance use to be employed as harm reduction workers.

Project duration: April 27, 2021 to March 23, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 593,722
Sunshine House Incorporated Mobile Outreach Prevention Site (MOPS)

This initiative will operate a recreation motor vehicle to deliver peer-led outreach services five to six nights a week to people who use drugs in Winnipeg's Central, West End, North End, and Point Douglas communities.

Project duration: June 21, 2022 to October 31, 2023

Multiple substances Winnipeg, Manitoba 385,337
The AIDS Network (TAN) Support and Safer Supply (SASS)

This project will provide people who use drugs with a pharmaceutical-grade medication as an alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply, and wraparound supports such as employment opportunities and access to harm reduction programming.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Opioids Hamilton, Ontario 875,882
The Niiyanaan Pimatishihk Miyooayaan Pilot Project Persons Living With AIDS Network of Saskatchewan Inc.

This pilot project will support Indigenous people living with HIV or at risk of contracting HIV, who are also living with an addiction and struggling with their mental health. The project will help address an existing gap between the time an individual identifies the need for treatment and the time the individual receives support. Housing services and support will be available to ensure the transition from a care facility does not result in individuals having to experience homelessness.

Project duration: August 10, 2022 to February 29, 2024

Multiple substances Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 119,360
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation Responding to methamphetamines in First Nations communities

This project will disseminate culturally relevant and appropriate resources, such as the use and integration of healing circles and Elders, to support First Nations communities in addressing the harms of methamphetamine use. The resources will also include community toolkits on the impacts of stimulants, including methamphetamine, on First Nations people.

Project duration: May 5, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Methamphetamines Bothwell, Ontario 638,813
Tl'oondih Healing Society Helping our People: A Harm Reduction and Strategic Healing Response to the impacts from COVID 19 in the NWT First Nations Communities

This initiative will develop a culturally appropriate harm reduction approach to drug and alcohol use for men at risk of serious health issues and overdose in isolated communities in the Northwest Territories. A harm reduction guide will be developed and provided to families of individuals struggling with substance use.

Project duration: September 29, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories 190,278
Trellis HIV & Community Care Strengthening the Substance Use Workforce: Prevention of Moral Injury through Anti-Oppression Training, Creativity, and Community Engagement

This project will increase the capacity and the quality of support at the Integrated Care Hub. This program will implement a holistic approach to care that recognizes the complex circumstances of those accessing services by addressing substance use, mental health, lack of housing, and developing specific skills for employment.

Project duration: July 4, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Kingston, Ontario 1,337,264
Unity Health Toronto - Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation DoseCheck: Final validation and field pilot testing of a consumer-priced, networked, and analytically sophisticated drug checking technology

This project aims to finalize and pilot-test an emerging drug checking technology device called DoseCheck, with the goal of expanding access to overdose prevention technology in underserved settings and among structurally vulnerable populations.

Project duration: March 29, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 438,038
Unity Health Toronto - Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital A multi-site street drug checking pilot project to prevent overdose

This initiative will evaluate drug checking services in Toronto as a means of increasing the personal safety of People Who Use Drugs, enhance surveillance of the illegal street drug market and build evidence on the effectiveness of drug checking in harm reduction settings.

Project duration: February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2023

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 2,142,115
University Health Network Dissemination and implementation of Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes (ECHO) for chronic pain and opioid use disorder in Canada

This project will further educate community-based primary health care providers in underserved and remote regions of Canada in the treatment of pain.

Project duration: January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023

Chronic pain Toronto, Ontario 893,342
University Health Network Transitional pain and opioid safety program: Improving pain and opioid practices for complex chronic pain patients following surgery

This project will explore the national expansion of an existing successful pain management program implemented in five Ontario hospitals.

Project duration: November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2023

Chronic pain Toronto, Ontario 682,648
University of British Columbia (UBC) A comprehensive online detection and intervention approach to opioid and alcohol use in university students

This project will develop and implement a comprehensive online approach to screening university students for substance use and mental health issues, with a focus on opioid, alcohol, and cannabis use. It will also provide coached e-interventions to manage stress, anxiety, depression, risk, and relapse.

Project duration: July 23, 2019 to May 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 4,536,736
University of British Columbia (UBC) Evaluating Prescribed Safer Supply among Formerly Incarcerated Persons during an Overdose Public Health Emergency

This project will evaluate the impact of prescribed safer supply on people recently released from incarceration - a population that faces a disproportionate burden of overdose risk and mortality as well as significant barriers to care.

Project duration: July 12, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 595,328
University of British Columbia (UBC) Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment Carry Doses (iCarries): Individualizing care and supporting continuity of care

This project proposes to promote, expand and evaluate the uptake of injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) carry doses (iCarries) with a person-centred care approach. Results from this program will inform the expansion of iOAT services in BC and across Canada.

Project duration: March 25, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 237,458
University of British Columbia (UBC) Preventing Overdose Deaths by Providing Buprenorphine/Naloxone to High Risk Emergency Department Patients

This project proposes to bring together professionals providing oral opioid agonist therapy services in primary care, substance use, mental health, withdrawal management, and outreach settings to develop, implement, measure, and share best practices in oral opioid agonist therapy.

Project duration: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 2,457,638
University of British Columbia (UBC) ROAR (Reducing Overdose and Relapse): Concurrent attention to neuropsychiatric ailments and drug addictions

This initiative supports treating severely addicted and mentally ill individuals. Studies will analyze severe concurrent disorders to gain knowledge about critical subgroups (e.g., women, LGBTQ2S, people from rural and remote areas, homeless and Indigenous people) and monitor the transitions from inpatient treatment to community living.

Project duration: March 22, 2019 to January 31, 2024

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,599,565
University of British Columbia (UBC) Trauma at the root: Exploring paths to healing with Formerly Incarcerated Men (FIM)

This initiative will engage FIM to explore the relationship between trauma and substance use to inform policies, programs, and practices. The intended impact is to decrease the risk for problematic substance use and support the successful reintegration of FIM.

Project duration: March 11, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 569,390
University of British Columbia (UBC) Younger Minds: Adaptation, Implementation, and Evaluation of the Minder App

This initiative will offer UBC's current e-intervention application Minder to secondary students across British Columbia. The app, originally developed for university students, provides tools that combine screening with cognitive-behavioral therapy in order to reduce harm from substance use and to provide tools for managing co-occurring conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Project duration: March 25, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Vancouver, British Columbia 1,380,237
University of Calgary (Alberta Health Services) Expanding Capacity in Alberta to Deliver Contingency Patient Management in Outpatient Addiction Treatment

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of rewards for positive behaviour change as a new treatment tool for people who use methamphetamine and are seeking treatment. The project will also examine how this tool could be incorporated in Alberta Health Services' addiction treatment programs in Edmonton and Calgary.

Project duration: July 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Methamphetamines Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta 480,225
University of Manitoba Methamphetamine Use in Manitoba: Using Whole Population Data to Seek Out Solution and Reduce Methamphetamine Related Harms

This project aims to use provincial health-related data to increase knowledge of methamphetamine use in the province. The project will also develop strategies to support people who use methamphetamine and reduce related harms, especially among Indigenous communities.

Project duration: April 23, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Methamphetamines Winnipeg, Manitoba 599,857
University of Saskatchewan An interprofessional model for chronic pain opioid management

This project aims to test an innovative interprofessional approach that offers the pain management/opioid tapering and educational services currently provided by specialist physicians in chronic pain clinics to patients in Saskatchewan who are at high risk for opioid related harm and unintentional overdose. The approach includes having family physicians/nurse practitioners refer patients to a pharmacist, instead of a speciality pain clinic.

Project duration: December 5, 2019 to March 31, 2023

Chronic pain Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2,548,853
University of Toronto Designing youth vaping cessation interventions

The project aims to develop, pilot, evaluate and scale-up interventions for youth and young adults vaping cessation. The intervention will be based primarily on an existing smoking cessation app with additional interventions.

Project duration: September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024

Tobacco Toronto, Ontario 1,993,724
University of Victoria - Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research BC Communities Substance Use Observatory: Monitoring and informing public responses to drug use

This initiative will develop a stakeholder-informed provincial network of people to generate and report timely and actionable evidence on substance use, related harms, costs, structural vulnerability and community responses to reduce substance-related harms. The network will include people who use substances and their families, community service providers, regional health authorities, and the provincial government.

Project duration: June 24, 2019 to March 31, 2025

Multiple substances Victoria, British Columbia 1,996,445
University of Victoria - Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research Cannabis Substitution of Alcohol as a Component of Managed Alcohol Programs: Pilot Intervention and Evaluation

This project will pilot and evaluate a cannabis substitution (CS) intervention as a component of Managed Alcohol Programs (MAPs) for people with severe alcohol use disorders experiencing unstable housing. Specifically, this pilot will support the development of CS programs in BC (one project) and Ontario (3 projects) and establish whether these kinds of programs contribute to significant health, safety and well-being improvements of participants.

Project duration: March 29, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Multiple substances Victoria, British Columbia 1,908,846
University of Victoria - Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research Updating, Optimizing and Expanding the Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation (CAPE) Project

This project will update and expand the previously SUAP-funded Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation (CAPE 2.0) project, which characterizes and systematically evaluates the degree of implementation of provincial, territorial, and federal alcohol policies across 11 evidence-based alcohol policy domains.

Project duration: March 24, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Alcohol Victoria, British Columbia 734,119
University of Victoria - Department of Chemistry Implementing innovations in drug checking: A harm reduction pilot in response to drug overdose

This initiative will implement drug checking services by integrating data surveillance and evaluating different drug checking devices and technologies.

Project duration: May 29, 2018 to March 31, 2023

Opioids Victoria, British Columbia 1,700,963
University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy Evaluating the impact of cannabis legalization in the Canadian territories

The overall objective of the current proposal is to examine the impact of cannabis legalization on short and longer-term public health outcomes, and to inform cannabis policy in the Canadian Territories.

Project duration: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2024

Cannabis Waterloo, Ontario 1,293,472
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Safer Alternative for Emergency Response (SAFER) Initiative

The project will deliver a safer supply program that will prescribe pharmaceutical-grade opioids to people most at risk of overdose. The initiative will focus on those who have been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder and who have not been helped by traditional substance use services and treatments. The long-term project will also assist in connecting patients to primary care, mental health and addiction services, and social supports, including housing/income stabilization, education and employment. In addition, the project will contribute valuable evidence to support the development of best practices for safer supply programs in Canada.

Project duration: July 23, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Vancouver, British Columbia 4,980,000
Vancouver Island Health Authority Tablet Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (TiOAT) in a small urban community

This innovative project will provide pharmaceutical-grade medication as an alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply for people in Cowichan Valley who have not responded to other forms of treatment for opioid use disorder.

Project duration: June 29, 2020 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Cowichan Valley, British Columbia 1,999,195
Wings of Power Harm-reduction, OPportunities & Empowerment (HOPE)

This project will provide outreach services in the Eastman Region of Manitoba by connecting individuals at risk of experiencing substance-related harms with early prevention, addictions management, and mental health services. The project will also offer peer support groups, and refer individuals to social and support services.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to December 31, 2023

Multiple substances Pine Falls, Manitoba 137,537
World Spine Care Reducing barriers to conservative spine care to minimize opioid exposure: A global spine care implementation project

This project will work with local stakeholders to explore customization and uptake of the Global Spine Care Initiative Model of Care and treatment approach for the conservative management of spine problems in Pimicikamak (Cross Lake First Nation), northern Manitoba. The goal of this project is to help reduce opioid prescribing to treat low back pain and spinal issues. The project will study the impact of the use of opioids for spinal disorders in the community, work with local stakeholders to identify the barriers and engage with facilitators to implement a culturally modified Model of Care.

Project duration: September 29, 2022 to March 31, 2024

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 580,369
Wyndam House Inc. Concurrent Specialized Youth Hub

This project will implement and expand the Concurrent Specialized Youth Hub, which provides youth access to multiple supports in the City of Guelph and in the Wellington and Dufferin Counties. Services will include housing, education, financial support and, low-barrier wraparound health care and support for youth, including those with co-occurring disorders.

Project duration: June 29, 2022 to November 30, 2023

Multiple substances Guelph, Ontario 1,054,138
YMCA of Greater Toronto Youth Cannabis Awareness Program

This project seeks to address the gap in cannabis related harm reduction and education for youth by increasing youth knowledge and skills with respect to prevention and reduction of cannabis use.

Project duration: August 7, 2020 to March 31, 2023

Cannabis Toronto, Ontario 2,450,000
YMCA of Greater Toronto Youth Opioids Awareness Program

This project aims to implement a youth awareness program in Toronto centered around the Icelandic Prevention Model that will increase knowledge of opioid use, address stigma and promote healthy lifestyles through physical activity. This project would educate, protect, connect and support youth aged 15 to 24 to help them better understand and make educated choices about opioids.

Project duration: September 26, 2022 to January 31, 2024

Opioids Toronto, Ontario 1,177,915
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