Downloads and PDFs

FAQ for Shelters & Drop-Ins (General & COVID-19/Alberta Contexts)

March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Information for Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribers and Pharmacists

March 27, 2020

Prescriber Guidelines Risk Mitigation in Dual Public Health Emergencies (Mar. 26)

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Protocol for Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 HIV Services for People Who Use Drugs

March 25, 2020

VCH COVID-19 Resources for Staff Working with Vulnerable Populations

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Safety Tips (EN/FR)

March 24, 2020

What People Living with HIV Need to Know About HIV and COVID-19

March 24, 2020

FAQ: Class Exemption for Controlled Substances during COVID-19

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Tips & Harm Reduction

March 21, 2020

Pandemic Response Planning Checklist for Homeless and Housing Services Providers

March 20, 2020

Sex Work COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies

March 20, 2020

Harm Reduction Tips During Corona Virus

March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Harm Reduction Safer Drug Use Practices to Prevent Transmission

March 20, 2020

CDSA Exemption and Interpretive Guide for Controlled Substances

March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response

March 19, 2020

Guidance on Contingency Planning for People who use Drugs and COVID-19

March 19, 2020

VCH Safer Use Strategies to Avoid the Risk of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Homeless Shelter Bed Spacing for COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Interim Guidance on COVID-19 for Homeless Service Providers

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Clinicians & Opioid Treatment Programs

March 18, 2020

Guidance for People Who Use Substances During COVID-19

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Harm Reduction Programs

March 18, 2020

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Advocacy

SUPPORT: Open Toronto Hotels to Shelter People Who Are Homeless During COVID-19 Pandemic

Letter to Urge the City of Toronto to Immediately Open Hotels to Shelter People Who Are Homeless and Prevent Deaths Related to COVID-19

Open Letter: Decriminalization Safe Supply COVID-19 – March 27

These guidelines must not be interim and must be rapidly expanded to other jurisdictions.

HIV Justice Worldwide Steering Committee Statement on COVID-19 Criminalization

Communicable diseases are public health issues, not criminal issues: what we have learnt from the HIV response

Open Letter to BC Ministry of Health; Mental Health & Addictions; Housing; Poverty Reduction

Twelve Points for Action to Prevent and Manage COVID 19 for People who are Homeless/At Risk of Homelessness and People who use Drugs

Letter to Minister Elliott regarding COVID-19's impact on the opioid overdose crisis

"We affirm the importance of these services and remain committed to providing essential supports to communities that face surmountable barriers in accessing health care."

Harm Reduction Must Go On: Position of European Harm Reduction Networks on COVID-19

The Correlation European Harm Reduction Network and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association published a joint position on the continuity of harm reduction services during the COVID-19 crisis.

Open Letter re: COVID-19 pandemic measures for vulnerable populations

Jenny Kwan - "With community transmission occurring, there should be immediate action to protect vulnerable people."

URGENT APPEAL: Supporting people who use drugs and frontline workers during COVID-19

Caught in the crosshairs of this unprecedented disaster are people who use drugs and the frontline harm reduction and healthcare workers who support them

Crackdown Podcast - Episode 14: Emergency Measures

Governments are taking drastic measures to try to slow down the spread of #COVID-19 – declaring emergencies, shutting down businesses and sealing borders.  But what about drug users?

Harm Reduction Must Go On: Position of European Harm Reduction Networks on COVID-19

The Correlation European Harm Reduction Network and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association published a joint position on the continuity of harm reduction services during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Who to Support

AIDS Saskatoon

DTES Relief Fund

Turning Point Society

Sex Worker Relief Fund

Support your local harm reduction provider (map below)

(This interactive map is limited to supervised consumption sites in Canada and overdose prevention sites in B.C. To create a more comprehensive resource, we are crowdsourcing all other harm reduction services in Canada to include here. If you would like your service included, please click "Submit Resource" at the top of this page or email peter_k@sfu.ca.)

 

Who to Follow

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@CovidEquity

COVID-19 updates for people who use unregulated and/or unregulated substances and/or people in shelters and/or without shelter. Not medical advice.

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@CovidForPWUD

COVID-19 Harm Reduction Tips for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in the middle of the #OverdoseCrisis, #HousingCrisis & now #COVIDCrisis                 

(Interactive Graph)

 

Infographics & Shareables

COVID-19 Safety Tips (Toronto Public Health)

Frontline Worker Safety Guide

Alcohol Use & COVID-19

Rights in the time of COVID-19 (UNAIDS)

Harm Reduction Tips (MHRN)

Safe Sex & COVID-19 (COVID-for-PWUD)

COVID-19 & Homelessness

COVID-19 & Poverty