Supervised consumption sites: status of applications

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

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

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Approved sites

Alberta
City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Exempted ServicesTable 1 Footnote 1 Status
Calgary

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
(Alberta Health Services)

  • 1213 - 4th St SW
January 31, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
*Exemption with additional conditions
Calgary

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (Interim Site)
(Alberta Health Services)

  • 1213 - 4th St SW
October 27, 2017 Exemption cancelled January 15, 2018
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Services now offered via permanent site
Edmonton

Boyle McCauley Health Centre
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)

  • 10628 96 St
October 17, 2018 October 31, 2019 Injection Currently offering services
Edmonton

Boyle Street Community Services
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)

  • 10116 105 Ave NW
March 2, 2018 March 31, 2019 Injection Currently offering services
Edmonton

George Spady Society
(Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton)

  • 10015 105A Ave NW
April 16, 2018 April 30, 2019 Injection Currently offering services
Edmonton

Royal Alexandra Hospital
(Alberta Health Services)

  • 10240 Kingsway Ave
March 23, 2018 March 31, 2019
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Lethbridge

ARCHES
(ARCHES)

  • 1016 1 Ave S
February 27, 2018 February 28, 2019
  • Inhalation
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Table 1 Footnote 1

Exempted services may not all be currently offered.

Return to table 1 footnote 1 referrer

 
British Columbia
City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Exempted ServicesTable 2 Footnote 1 Status
Kamloops

Kamloops Mobile Unit
(Interior Health Authority)

  • 569 Seymour St
  • 433 Tranquille Rd
July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Kelowna

Kelowna Mobile Unit
(Interior Health Authority)

  • 251 Leon Ave
  • 442 Leon Ave
  • 125 Park Rd
  • 155 Gray Rd
July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Surrey

135A Street - SafePoint
(Fraser Health Authority)

  • 10681 135A St
June 29, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Surrey

Quibble Creek Sobering & Assessment Centre
(Fraser Health Authority)

  • 13670 94A Ave
June 29, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Vancouver

Dr. Peter Centre
(Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation)

  • 1110 Comox St
January 31, 2018 January 31, 2022 Injection Currently offering services
Vancouver

Insite
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)

  • 139 East Hastings St
March 16, 2016 March 31, 2020
  • Drug Checking Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Vancouver

Lookout Society - Powell Street Getaway
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)

  • 528 Powell St
July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Victoria

Johnson Street Community
(Vancouver Island Health Authority)

  • 844 Johnson St
December 31, 2018 December 31, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
Currently offering services
Victoria

Pandora Community Health and Wellness Centre
(Vancouver Island Health Authority)

  • 941 Pandora Ave
June 18, 2018 June 30, 2019 Injection

Currently offering services

Table 2 Footnote 1

Exempted services may not all be currently offered.

Table 2 Return to footnote 1 referrer

 
Ontario
City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Exempted ServicesTable 3 Footnote 1 Status
Guelph

Guelph Community Health Centre
(Guelph Community Health Centre and HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health)

  • 176 Wyndham St N
January 30, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
Kingston

Street Health Centre
(Kingston Community Health Centres and Kingston Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health)

  • 115 Barrack St
January 30, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
London

Fixed site #1
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

  • 241 Simcoe St
October 31, 2018 October 31, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit pending
London

Fixed site #2
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

  • 446 York St
October 31, 2018 October 31, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit pending
London

446 York Interim site
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

  • 186 King St
November 1, 2018 May 31, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Ottawa

Healthy Sexuality and Risk Reduction Unit
(Ottawa Public Health)

  • 179 Clarence St
May 10, 2018 May 31, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Ottawa

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
(Sandy Hill Community Health Centre)

  • 221 Nelson St
April 10, 2018 April 30, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
Currently offering services
Ottawa

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Clarence Street (Interim Site)
(Sandy Hill Community Health Centre)

  • 179 Clarence St
March 28, 2018 Exemption cancelled
May 11, 2018
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
Services now offered via permanent site
Ottawa

Somerset West Community Health Centre
(Somerset West Community Health Centre)

  • 55 Eccles St
July 11, 2018 July 31, 2019
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
  • Currently offering services
Ottawa

256 King Edward Site
(Ottawa Inner City Health)

  • 256 King Edward Ave
November 30, 2018 November 30, 2021
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Toronto

Fred Victor Centre Site
(Fred Victor Centre)

  • 145 Queen St E
February 20, 2018 February 28, 2019
  • Injection
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Toronto

Moss Park Site
(South Riverdale Community Health Centre)

  • 134 Sherbourne St
January 23, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
Toronto

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)

  • 168 Bathurst St
March 5, 2018 March 31, 2019
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Toronto

Regent Park Community Health Centre Site
(Regent Park Community Health Centre)

  • 465 Dundas St E
January 23, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
Toronto

South Riverdale Community Health Centre
(South Riverdale Community Health Centre)

  • 955 Queen St E
November 30, 2018 November 30, 2021
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Toronto

St. Stephen's Community House
(St. Stephen's Community House)

  • 260 Augusta Ave
January 23, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
Toronto

Street Health
(Street Health)

  • 338 Dundas St E
January 30, 2019 January 31, 2020
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Exempted – Site visit and funding confirmation pending
Toronto

The Works
(Toronto Public Health)

  • 277 Victoria St
October 31, 2018 October 31, 2021 Injection Currently offering services
Toronto

The Works (Interim Site)
(Toronto Public Health)

  • 277 Victoria St
August 18, 2017 Exemption cancelled October 30, 2017 Injection Services now offered via permanent site
Table 3 Footnote 1

Exempted services may not all be currently offered.

Table 3 Return to footnote 1 referrer

 
Quebec
City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Exempted Services Table 4 Footnote 1 Status
Montreal

CACTUS
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 1280 Berger St
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Montreal

Dopamine
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 4205 Ontario St E
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Montreal

Mobile Site
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • Jeanne Mance region
  • Lucille-Teasdale region
  • Ahuntsic-Montreal Nord region
  • Sud-Ouest/Verdun region
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Montreal

Spectre de Rue
(Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)

  • 1280-1282 Ontario St E
November 30, 2018 November 30, 2021
  • Drug Checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
Table 4 Footnote 1

Exempted services may not all be currently offered.

Table 4 Return to footnote 1 referrer

Open applications

Alberta
City and Proposed site (Applicant) Site Address Date received by Health Canada Local Conditions Financial Plan Consultation Report Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of Health Canada decision process
CALGARY
HIV Community Link Mobile Supervised Consumption Site
(HIV Community Link)
To be determined June 4, 2018 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
GRANDE PRAIRIE
Mobile Supervised Consumption Service
(HIV North Society)
10101 97A St May 9, 2018 Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete Decision Stage
LETHBRIDGE
ARCHES
(ARCHES)
1016 1 Ave S January 31, 2019 In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal Review Stage
MEDICINE HAT
Safelink
(HIV Community Link)
502 S Railway St June 25, 2018 Complete Complete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
 
British Columbia
City and Proposed site (Applicant) Site Address Date received by Health Canada Local Conditions Financial Plan Consultation Report Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of Health Canada decision process
VANCOUVER
Heatley Integrated Care Centre 
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)
330 Heatley Ave November 2, 2016 Complete Complete Complete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
 
Ontario
City and Proposed site (Applicant) Site Address Date received by Health Canada Local Conditions Financial Plan Consultation Report Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of
Health Canada decision process
HAMILTON
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
(Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre)
430 Cannon St E November 1, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
HAMILTON
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre (interim site)
(Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre)
71 Rebecca St January 11, 2019 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
HAMILTON
The SIS
(De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre)
To be determined May 10, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
HAMILTON
The Wesley Mobile
SIS Service (2 units)
(Wesley Urban Ministries)
To be determined August 27, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken

LONDON
Mobile site (Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

Wellington St - Horton St E

Adelaide St N - Queens Ave

Carling St - Richmond St

April 5, 2018 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete

Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken

OTTAWA
The Trailer 2.0 (Ottawa Inner City Health)

256 King Edward Ave June 4, 2018 Complete Complete Complete Incomplete Complete Review Stage Awaiting key information before decision can be taken

ST. CATHARINES
StreetWorks Supervised Consumption Site
(Positive Living Niagara)

105 Queenston St December 17, 2018 Complete Incomplete Complete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
ST. CATHARINES
StreetWorks Supervised Consumption Site (interim site) (Positive Living Niagara)
120 Queenston St November 30, 2018 Complete Incomplete Complete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
THUNDER BAY
NorWest Community Health Centres
(Norwest Community Health Centres and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care)
525 Simpson St August 2, 2018 Complete Incomplete Complete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
THUNDER BAY
Turning Point North (Elevate NWO)

101-106 Cumberland St N

April 20, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
TORONTO
Fred Victor Centre Site
(Fred Victor Centre)
145 Queen St January 29, 2019 In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal Review Stage
TORONTO
Parkdale Supervised Consumption Service
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)
1229 Queen West St December 14, 2018 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
TORONTO
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)
168 Bathurst St December 4, 2018 In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal In renewal Review Stage

Glossary

Screening:
The applicant's submission has been received and is being examined to verify whether it contains sufficient information for Health Canada to review the application.
Review:
The application is thoroughly examined to determine whether the information is complete and clear. When the application is deemed complete, the applicant is notified that the application has been deemed complete. Health Canada will make a final decision after this stage.
Exempted – Site visit pending:
The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), however a final site visit by Health Canada is to be done before site can offer services to the public. The site visit will occur after Health Canada is notified that site is ready to offer services to the public.
Exempted:
The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), site was visited, and an exemption has been granted.
Currently offering services:
The supervised consumption site holds a valid exemption from Health Canada and is presently open to the public.
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken:
Required information related to such aspects as: policies and procedures, personnel, local conditions, has not yet been submitted or requires clarification or additional information.
Decision:
The applicant has provided all required information and the application is considered complete. Health Canada can render a decision.
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