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 12, 2018 January 31, 2019
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Currently offering services
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, 2017 October 31, 2018 Injection
  • Exempted - Inspection pending
  • Site undergoing renovations
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 12, 2017 December 31, 2018
  • 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
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 6, 2017 November 30, 2018 Injection 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

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

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

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

  • 955 Queen St E
November 16, 2017 November 30, 2018
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
Currently offering services
Toronto

The Works
(Toronto Public Health)

  • 277 Victoria St
October 27, 2017 October 31, 2018 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
  • Injection
  • Drug Checking
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
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
  • Injection
  • Drug Checking
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
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
  • Injection
  • Drug Checking
  • Peer assistance evaluative pilot
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 10, 2017 November 30, 2018
  • Injection
  • Drug checking
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 & Letter Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of Health Canada decision process
CALGARY
HIV Community Link Mobile Supervised Consumption Site
(HIV Community Link)
3303 17 Ave SE
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
June 4, 2018 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Review Stage Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
GRANDE PRAIRIE
Mobile Supervised Consumption Service
(HIV North Society)
10101 97A St
10431 100 Ave
May 9, 2018 Complete Complete Complete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
MEDICINE HAT
Medicine Hat Cares Centre
(HIV Community Link)
To be determined June 25, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete 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 & Letter 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 & Letter Policies & Procedures Personnel Status of
Health Canada decision process
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 In screening In screening In screening In screening In screening Screening Stage
LONDON
Fixed site #1
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)
241 Simcoe St April 20, 2018 Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete

Decision Stage

LONDON
Fixed site #2
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)
446 York St April 20, 2018 Complete Complete Complete Complete Complete Decision Stage

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

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

186 King St

July 13, 2018 On Hold On Hold On Hold On Hold On Hold

Pending decision for Fixed site #2

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
THUNDER BAY
NorWest Community Health Centres
(Norwest Community Health Centres and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care)
525 Simpson St August 2, 2018 Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete 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
Moss Park
Overdose Prevention Site
(South Riverdale Community Health Centre)

134 Sherbourne St

August 27, 2018 Complete Incomplete Incomplete Incomplete Complete Review Stage
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
TORONTO
Parkdale Supervised Consumption Site
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)

1229 Queen West St

September 14, 2018 In screening In screening In screening In screening In screening Screening Stage
TORONTO
Regent Park Community Health Centre Overdose Prevention Site
(Regent Park Community Health Centre)

465 Dundas Street E

September 6, 2018 In screening In screening In screening In screening In screening Screening 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:
Inspection pending: The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), however a final inspection by Health Canada is to be done before site can offer services to the public. Inspection will occur after Health Canada is notified that site is ready to offer services to the public.
Exempted:
The application has met all Health Canada requirements (including local conditions, policies and procedures, and personnel), site was inspected, and an exemption has been granted.
Exempted and offering services:
The supervised consumption site holds a valid exemption from Health Canada and is presently open to the public.
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken:
Required information related to such aspects as: policies and procedures, personnel, local conditions, has not yet been submitted or requires clarification or additional information.
Decision:
The applicant has provided all required information and the application is considered complete. Health Canada can render a decision.
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