CANCELLED Developing Harm Reduction Programs


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1G7

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This workshop shares some of the promising practices I’ve learned over a decade of fostering youth leadership with homeless and vulnerable youth within a harm reduction-based peer model. This workshop would be useful for people running or interested in designing a program that integrates leaders with “lived experience” of mental illness, substance use, poverty and/or homelessness as part of your service delivery model.

  • You must be prompt for the course – any time missed will result in certificate not being issued.
  • This training is interactive, all attendees are required to participate.
  • Upon successful completion, a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Target Group: All

Additional Training Method: Agency Training

Total Cost: THTC Members Pay: $70.00 | Non-Members Pay: $80.00

The facilitator will cover their thoughts, ideas and learning about:

  • Centering and honouring substance user/sex worker expertise, talent, and desire to help peers and change systems
  • The differences between using a peer model with a youth harm reduction program compared to an adult harm reduction program
  • Curriculum and educational tools from peer trainings
  • Negotiating power differences between staff who don’t identify as substance users, and harm reduction workers with lived experiences
  • Supporting/mentoring/motivating harm reduction workers who are also service users
  • Overcoming challenges/tips on working with people who use drugs


REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.