Supervised consumption sites: Status of applications

Below you will find supervised consumption sites and services and the status of applications received by Health Canada.

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

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

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Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Health Canada recommends contacting sites directly to confirm that they are open and to verify their operating hours.

Sites currently offering services

Each supervised consumption site in the list below holds a valid exemption under section 56.1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and is currently offering supervised consumption services to the public.

Province/Territory City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Authorized Services
Alberta Calgary

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
(Alberta Health Services)

1213 - 4th St SW

January 31, 2020 January 31, 2023
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Alberta Edmonton

Boyle McCauley Health Centre
(Boyle McCauley Health Centre)

10628 96 St

June 28, 2019 June 30, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Alberta Edmonton

Boyle Street Service Society
(Boyle Street Service Society)

10116 105 Ave NW

March 29, 2019 March 31, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Alberta Edmonton

George Spady Society
(George Spady Society)

10015 105A Ave NW

April 29, 2019 April 30, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Alberta Edmonton

Royal Alexandra Hospital
(Alberta Health Services)

10240 Kingsway Ave

March 31, 2019 March 31, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Alberta Grand Prairie

Northreach Mobile Supervised Consumption Service
(Northreach Society)

10101 97A St

February 28, 2020 February 28, 2023
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Kamloops

Kamloops Mobile Site
(Interior Health Authority)

569 Seymour St

July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Kelowna

Kelowna Mobile Site
(Interior Health Authority)

455 Leon Ave
125 Park Rd

July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Surrey

SafePoint
(Fraser Health Authority)

10681 135A St

June 29, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Vancouver

Dr. Peter Centre
(Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation)

1110 Comox St

January 31, 2018 January 31, 2022
  • Injection
British Columbia Vancouver

Hope 2 Health
(BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

611 Powell St

September 25, 2020 September 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Vancouver

Insite
(Vancouver Coastal Health Authority)

139 East Hastings St

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Vancouver

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

528 Powell St

July 31, 2018 July 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
British Columbia Victoria

Johnson Street Community
(Vancouver Island Health Authority and PHS Community Services Society)

844 Johnson St

December 31, 2018 December 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
Ontario Guelph

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

176 Wyndham St N

January 31, 2020 January 31, 2023
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Hamilton

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre (interim site)
(Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre)

71 Rebecca St

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Kitchener

Supervised Consumption Site - Kitchener (interim site)
(Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services and Sanguen Health Centre)

150 Duke St W

September 25, 2020 December 31, 2020
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario London

Carepoint
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

186 King St

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Ottawa

Healthy Sexuality and Risk Reduction Unit
(Ottawa Public Health)

179 Clarence St

September 29, 2020 September 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Ottawa

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

221 Nelson St

April 29, 2019 April 30, 2022
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Ottawa

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

55 Eccles St

June 27, 2019 June 30, 2022
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Ottawa

The Trailer 2.0
(Ottawa Inner City Health, Inc.)

256 King Edward Ave

September 18, 2020 September 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario St. Catharines

StreetWorks Supervised Consumption Site
(Positive Living Niagara)

105 Queenston St

September 25, 2020 September 30, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Thunder Bay

PATH525
(NorWest Community Health Centres and Dilico Anishinabek Family Care)

525 Simpson St

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

Fred Victor Centre
(Fred Victor Centre)

145 Queen St E

February 28, 2019 February 28, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

Moss Park Consumption & Treatment Service
(South Riverdale Community Health Centre)

134 Sherbourne St

January 31, 2020 January 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

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

168 Bathurst St

March 29, 2019 March 31, 2022
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

Parkdale Supervised Consumption Service
(Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre)

1229 Queen St W

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

Regent Park Community Health Centre Consumption and Treatment Service
(Regent Park Community Health Centre)

465 Dundas St E

January 31, 2020 January 31, 2023
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

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

955 Queen St E

November 30, 2018 November 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

St. Stephen's Community HouseTable 1 Footnote *
(St. Stephen's Community House)

260 Augusta Ave

January 31, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

Street HealthTable 1 Footnote *
(Street Health)

338 Dundas St E

January 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Ontario Toronto

The Works
(Toronto Public Health)

277 Victoria St

October 31, 2018 October 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
Quebec 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
  • Peer assistance
Quebec 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
  • Peer assistance
Quebec Montreal

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

  • Hochelaga-Maisonneuve region
  • Downtown South region
  • West of downtown region
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Quebec 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
  • Peer assistance
Saskatchewan Saskatoon

PHR
(Prairie Harm Reduction)

1516 20th St W

July 29, 2020 March 31, 2021
  • Inhalation
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Table 1 Footnote *

Exemption with additional conditions

Table 1 Return to footnote * referrer

Authorized sites not currently offering services

Each supervised consumption site in the list below holds a valid exemption under section 56.1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, but is not currently offering services to the public. These sites have not yet opened, or were previously open but have since closed temporarily.

Province/Territory City Location Approval Date Expiry Date Authorized Services
British Columbia Victoria

The Harbour
(Vancouver Island Health Authority)

941 Pandora Ave

June 25, 2019 June 30, 2022
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Hamilton

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
(Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre)

430 Cannon St E

March 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Kingston Street Health Centre
(Kingston Community Health Centres)

115 Barrack St
January 31, 2020 January 31, 2023
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Kitchener

Supervised Consumption Site - Kitchener
(Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services and Sanguen Health Centre)

150 Duke St W

September 25, 2020 September 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
Ontario Ottawa

256 King Edward Site
(Ottawa Inner City Health, Inc.)

256 King Edward Ave

November 30, 2018 November 30, 2021
  • Drug checking
  • Injection
  • Intranasal
  • Oral
  • Peer assistance
Open applications

Each proposed supervised consumption site in the list below has a pending application for an exemption under section 56.1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. An application must be completed and an exemption must be granted before a proposed supervised consumption site can offer services to the public. A completed application must include key information related to policies and procedures, personnel, local conditions, community consultations and finances.

Province/Territory City Proposed Site Date received by Health Canada Status of Health Canada decision process
Alberta Calgary

HIV Community Link Mobile Supervised Consumption Site
(HIV Community Link)

Address to be determined

June 4, 2018 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Alberta Medicine Hat

Safelink
(HIV Community Link)

502 S Railway St

June 25, 2018 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Manitoba Winnipeg

O.P.E.N. - Overdose Prevention & Education Nest
(Main Street Project Inc.)

75 Martha St

August 1, 2019 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Ontario Hamilton

Site name to be determined
(Hamilton Public Health Services)

Address to be determined

January 22, 2020 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Ontario Hamilton

The Wesley Mobile SIS Service (2 units)
(Wesley Urban Ministries)

Address(es) to be determined

August 27, 2018 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Ontario London

Carepoint
(Middlesex-London Health Unit and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

446 York St

October 25, 2019 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Ontario 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 Review stage -
Awaiting key information before decision can be taken

Glossary

Authorized services

Depending on the site, it may be authorized to permit the use of substances by:

  • injection
  • inhalation (smoking)
  • oral (swallowing) and intranasal (snorting)
  • peer assistance

Drug checking is also an authorized service at some sites.

Awaiting key information before decision can be taken
Required information related to such aspects as policies and procedures, personnel, local conditions, community consultations and finances has not yet been submitted or requires clarification or additional information.
Currently offering services
The site holds a valid exemption from Health Canada and is presently open to the public.
Decision stage
The applicant has provided all required information and the application is considered complete. Health Canada can render a decision.
Drug checking
Drug checking is a harm reduction measure where people have their drugs tested to find out what is in them, including if they contain toxic or unexpected and potent substances, like fentanyl.
Exempted
In Canada, possession of controlled substances is prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to operate a supervised consumption site for medical purposes in Canada, an exemption under section 56.1 of the Act is necessary. Health Canada grants an exemption to a site after satisfactory completion of an application. Holding an exemption does not necessarily mean the site is open to the public yet.
In renewal
The applicant has submitted an application to renew their exemption, which is set to expire shortly. The renewal process is a shorter process in which Health Canada reviews compliance and any changes to the site.
Interim site
Interim sites are used to address an urgent need while approved permanent sites undergo renovations. Applicants who apply for an interim site have already completed the full review process and have received an exemption from Health Canada to operate a permanent supervised consumption site. An interim site exemption expires after the permanent site opens to the public.
Peer assistance
Peer assistance in a supervised consumption site refers to one person providing assistance to another in the course of preparing and consuming drugs. Those requiring peer assistance often include women, people with disabilities or illness, and other vulnerable populations. Friends or other clients may help assist, but employees of a supervised consumption site do not directly administer the drugs.
Review stage
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.
Screening stage
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.
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