january, 2016

27jan11:45 am- 1:00 pmHarm reduction: key policy issues impacting services, spaces and experiences in Toronto


Event Details

Date: January 27, 2016

Time; 11:45-1:00pm

Space is limited. To register, please email CRICHlist@smh.ca with ‘RSVP Jan. 27th’ in the subject heading.

Please join us for a session exploring key policy issues impacting harm reduction in Toronto:

  • Introduction to Harm Reduction
  • Naloxone and overdose
  • Supervised Injection
  • Supervised Smoking
  • Good Samaritan Laws
  • Expansion and scale-up of harm reduction services
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing
  • Opportunities for advocacy and activism


Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi is an internal medicine physician and a scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is also the Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard Chair in Inner City Health, a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher, and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Zoe Dodd is a coordinator with the Toronto Community Hep C Program and a member of the Toronto Drug Users Union with extensive community-based expertise in hepatitis C, HCV/HIV co-infection, safer drug use, harm reduction, drug policy, homelessness, community development and capacity building with people who use drugs.

Dr. Carol Strike is an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Her research focusses on the individual, social and structural issues that influence illicit drug use and the evaluation of harm reduction interventions and policies. Dr. Strike is the lead author of Best Practices for Harm Reduction Programs in Canada.

­­­­­­The new federal government’s mandate started on November 4th, 2015. The ‘Centre Talks’ committee from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital is exploring issues related to health and wellbeing relevant to consider at the beginning of the new federal government’s mandate. To sign up to hear about future ‘Centre Talks’ events, please email CRICHlist@smh.ca


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