Webinars

OHRN develops up to date and relevant webinar content in collaboration with community partners and people with lived experience. Watch here for opportunities to participate in live webinars with workers from across the province, or take advantage of viewing our webinar recordings anytime. For statistical purposes, registration is required to watch live or recorded webinars. We will provide certificates of completion by request. Follow link at the bottom of page for certificate requests.

Upcoming Webinars

Contact us to be notified as new webinars are announced.

Webinar Recordings

Some of these webinars were developed by OHSUTP, the predecessor to OHRN.(Registering helps us maintain data even if you previously registered for the live recording. Thank you for your patience!)

Recorded Webinar: Harm Reduction Satellite Sites Program Guide Launch

Expanding high-impact, low-barrier responses to the overdose crisis in residential and community settings.

This is a recording of the webinar held on October 26, 2020 launching the Harm Reduction Satellite Sites Program Guide.

The term “Satellite sites” is used to refer to informal harm reduction hubs operating out of the homes of people who use drugs. Informally operating in Toronto for over 20 years, these sites offer, at a minimum, access to sterile drug use supplies outside of more formal settings like health centres. Many Satellite sites offer much more than this – including naloxone and overdose response training, safe needle disposal, and referrals to health care services

In this webinar providers shared their experiences in the hope that it will be helpful for community-based service providers who would like to develop similar programming, or explore other models of providing health and harm reduction services to people who use drugs, particularly in residential and other community settings.

This webinar was co-hosted with the Ontario Harm Reduction Network and moderated by Dr. Gillian Kolla.

OHRN + EENet/PSSP Co-hosted Webinar:

Drug Use and Harm Reduction During COVID-19

On Friday, May 8, 2020, EENet and the Ontario Harm Reduction Network presented a webinar titled, “Drug use and harm reduction during COVID-19.”

Objectives

•To understand the particular risk factors for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) during COVID-19
•To highlight examples of innovative Ontario harm reduction responses

OHRN Recorded Webinar:

Engaging People Who Use Drugs to Build Organizational Capacity 

•Does your organization actively work with People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in policy development, program design and service delivery?
•Are you interested in learning ways of meaningfully including of PWUD?
•Want to learn how involving PWUD can lead to relevant services and greater engagement with service users, while building capacity of all involved?

In this 90 minute recorded webinar, we explore key principles and practical tips for the meaningful engagement of PWUD and provide participants with relevant resources on the topic.

The webinar is co-facilitated by OHRN and people with living experience/expertise of drug use.

All content was current as of recording date: March 6, 2020.

OHRN Recorded Webinar Series:
Trans Awareness: From The Basics to The Beyond

Improve your skill-set in supporting gender-diverse clients. These webinars on trans awareness will provide a foundation of knowledge to work better with trans and non-binary peoples and communities.

Both webinars feature people with lived experience sharing their knowledge and stories.

Facilitated by Francisco CC Sapp and Celestina Madry.

Each webinar is approximately 2 hours in length and utilizes a combination of videos, discussions, and games. Hear stories, understand research, and gain practical tools.

The content of this webinar series and its external links were current as of June 2019.

Access the Powerpoint slides and resources at this Dropbox link or download resources from inside the webinars.

The Basics

Become more inclusive by understanding terms, definitions, and issues impacting trans and non-binary peoples and communities.

Goals:

•Learn language inclusive of trans/non-binary people
•Understand the many complex issues trans/non-binary folx face
•Learn skills on how to be a better ally to trans/non-binary communities

The Beyond
Pre-requisite: Prior knowledge or The Basics is encouraged.
Takes the conversation further with an in-depth look at issues affecting how and why trans and non-binary people access, or do not access services.

Goals:

•Understand the social determinants of health for trans/non-binary people by examining provincial data on mental health, substance use, and HIV risks
•Develop strategies to reduce barriers to services
•Learn what equipment resources are needed to make your harm reduction services more inclusive
 

OHRN Recorded Webinar Series: Methamphetamine

The Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP) is now distributing “bowl pipes” to harm reduction programs. Many workers have expressed they do not have a good understanding of methamphetamine, are not sure how “bowl pipes” are used, or find it challenging to work with people using “crystal meth”.

These interactive webinars will include people who use/used “meth” and  are intended for those working in harm reduction programs. They will be particularly useful for Harm Reduction Outreach Workers, Hepatitis C support teams, Public Health nurses, and staff of Needle Syringe Programs. The Information in this series is current as of October 2018.

Part 1 – Methamphetamine: The Basics (2 Hours)

  • Examine the history, pharmacology and effects of methamphetamine
  • Discuss how meth is used and the associated injection and inhalation equipment
  • Explore basic harm and risk reduction strategies
  • Facilitated by: Colin Johnson & Nick Boyce

 

Part 2 – Methamphetamine: Working with and supporting people who use (2 Hours)

  • Learn the signs of overdose and how to respond
  • Examine behaviours associated with methamphetamine use and strategies for engaging
  • Look at the process and supports for people looking to change their use
  • Facilitated by: Nick Boyce; Bryan Deresti & Sanda Kazazic (St. Stephen’s Community House Drop-in Program, Toronto)

Recorded Webinars: Harm Reduction Equipment

Learn about the equipment being distributed through the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), and the associated “Best Practices”. These recorded webinars are intended for people working in harm reduction programs who are distributing and/or exchanging equipment with people who use drugs. These webinars may be of interest to anyone working in health and social services, but will be particularly useful for Public Health Nurses working in harm reduction, staff of Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs), Injection Drug Use Outreach Workers, Hepatitis C Teams.

Goals for each webinar:

  • Ensure consistent knowledge about the equipment distributed
  • Learn about best practices for each piece of equipment

Crack Smoking Supplies (90 Minutes)

Learn about crack smoking equipment being distributed through the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), and the associated “Best Practices”. Registration is required.

Injection Drug Use Supplies (90 Minutes)
Learn about injection drug use equipment being distributed through the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP), and the associated “Best Practices”. Registration is required.

Certificates of Participation

Please request certificates using our online certificate request form.