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The Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP) coordinates the distribution of harm reduction supplies, educational materials to Ontario’s 36 needle syringe programs. OHRDP is funded by the AIDS and Hepatitis C Program, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

OHRDP aims to:

  • Ensure full and equitable access of evidence based harm reduction supplies to all core needle syringe programs identified by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (AIDS and Hepatitis C Programs and Addictions and Substances Policy and Programs Unit) in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • To support the provincial Needle Syringe Programs in their efforts to promote harm reduction approaches and to increase access to knowledge, skills and tools which enhance their oversight of harm reduction supplies.

All harm reduction supplies are intended for single use. Individuals are encouraged to never share any of their harm reduction supplies.

Upon request, all core Needle Syringe Programs in Ontario have access to the following harm reduction supplies, free of charge, from OHRDP:

Safe Injecting Supplies

  • Sterile water
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Tourniquets
  • Filters
  • Vitamin C (acidifier)
  • Cookers

Safer Crack Smoking Supplies

  • Push Sticks
  • Screens (brass)
  • Stems (pyrex)
  • Mouthpieces (vinyl tubing)
  • Baggies (to package supplies)

Visit: OHRDP website

Revised: September 2017