Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice

Jan 30, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
About this Event:

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance. Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services. In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are three facilities currently providing services and another six awaiting approval or final inspection.

Presenter(s) and Credentials

  • Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand)
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, BC Centre on Substance Use
  • Tim Gauthier MN-NP
    Insite Vancouver

Session Objectives:

  • Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad.
  • Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and of the community.
  • Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided.


Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD