Sharing of drug injection and drug inhalation equipment can result in the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Harm reduction practice recognizes that a certain percentage of the population will use drugs and the goal is to reduce the harm that might result from drug use. Harm reduction decreases the adverse health, social and economic consequences of substance use, for the user and the community, without requiring abstinence.

For more information, to book a workshop or to make an appointment please call the Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator at 519-763-2255 ext. 151.

The Harm Reduction and Outreach program provides services to individuals and groups through Community Outreach, the Stay Sharp Needle Exchange Program, Counselling, Practical Support and Education for Safer Sex and Safer Drug Use Information.

Supplies may be accessed at:

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health
115-89 Dawson Road
Guelph, ON N1H 1B1

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Sexual Health Clinic
160 Chancellors Way
Guelph, ON N1H 5K1

Guelph Community Health Centre 
1st Floor
176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9

Community Outreach

Harm Reduction Outreach staff and peer workers provide harm reduction supplies and HIV prevention education to a variety of populations at the Drop in Centres, Shelters and on the streets of downtown Guelph.

Please call the outreach phone at 519-994-5419 before 5 pm.