Dec 4, 2023 1:00 pm ET
Dr. Peter Centre CATIE

Evolving models of supervised consumption services and overdose prevention sites in Canada

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Dr. Peter Centre’s Urgent Public Health Need Sites (UPHNS) HUB Community of Practice.

Supervised consumption services (SCS) and overdose prevention sites (OPS) provide people who use drugs with new harm reduction supplies and a safe, supervised space to use their drugs. As SCS and OPS have expanded rapidly across parts of Canada in recent years, new models have been developed and adapted according to changing community needs.

This webinar will showcase different models of SCS and OPS, including innovative approaches to providing harm reduction services. It will aim to increase service providers’ understanding of the SCS and OPS landscape in Canada, as well as share a range of strategies that service providers can consider implementing to meet the needs of their communities.

Moderators: Cassandra Smith, Dr. Peter Centre, and Magnus Nowell, CATIE


  • Jill Aalhus, Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
  • Félix-Antoine Guérin, L’Anonyme
  • Patrick McDougall, Dr. Peter Centre
  • Ashley Smoke, Tweak Easy
  • Lee Zorniak, Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Abisola Olapeju, Atira
  • Monty Ghosh, National Overdose Response Service
  • Lisa Morris-Miller, National Overdose Response Service