The Ontario Harm Reduction Network 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. Please see the bottom of the page for certificate request requirements.
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Some of these webinars were developed by OHSUTP, the predecessor to OHRN.
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 (OHSUTP)
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 (OHSUTP); 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”.
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”.
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