Harm reduction includes a set of strategies that address the harms caused by the criminalization of people who use drugs. GRCHC engages in harm reduction action in our community, and strives to provide high-quality, non-judgmental support and care for people who use drugs.

Harm Reduction Resources

Free Naloxone Kits

Naloxone is a life saving medication that can be used to reverse an Opioid overdose.

There are several locations around Brantford where you can pick up a Naloxone Kit and receive training to use it. Grand River Community Health Centre has Naloxone available at our Outreach Station during designated hours

Additional locations: 

  • St. Leonard's Community Services (133 Elgin St. and 225 Fairview Dr., Unit 1)
  • Towards Recovery Clinic (95 Darling St.)
  • Colborne Street Clinic (349 Colborne St.)
  • Rosewood House (42 Nelson St.)
  • Salvation Army Booth Centre (187 Dalhousie St.)
Harm Reduction Supplies
To pick up sterile harm reduction equipment and to drop off used equipment, the below services are available: 
  • The Van: Call or text at 289-440-4912. A mobile harm reduction service available in the Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brantford/ Brant regions. Visit the Aids Network Webpage for more info on the Van schedule.

  • St. Leonard’s Community Services Exchange Program: 133 Elgin Street, Brantford. Call 519-759-8830 for more information.  
 Peer Resources

If you have lived or living experience of drug use, or you care about someone who does, there are resources available to you: 

The National Overdose Response Service (NORS)
Never use alone! Call the NORS line at 1-888-688-NORS(6677) before you use to connect with someone and stay safe.