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Thursday, January 13
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Opening & Networking

TON Workers Only

Meeting Room

In this opening session, participants will have the opportunity to touch base and make connections.

Thursday, January 13
1:30pm – 3:30pm EST

Criminalization & Stigma

TON Workers and Managers

Meeting Room

In this session, we will explore the ways that stigma is rooted in the criminalization of people who use drugs. We will look at how that presents in different harm reduction settings and among different populations that harm reduction workers engage with.

Tuesday, January 18
10:00am – 12:00pm EST

New Partnerships: Stories and Strategies

TON Workers and Managers

Meeting Room

Harm reduction programs are increasing engagement with harm reduction-adjacent organizations, institutions, and services. In this session, we’ll hear stories and strategies from new partnerships established in the last 18 months – the successes, the challenges, and everything in between.

Thursday, January 27
1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Heart-in Harm Reduction

TON Workers Only

Meeting Room

The session will be introduced with an overview of available resources to support the wellness of harm reduction workers. Participants can then choose a breakout room with different kinds of exercises to help connect to what nurtures you.

Thursday, February 10
1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

NIMBY-ism: Stories and Strategies

TON Workers and Managers

Meeting Room

In many parts of Ontario, community engagement is a powerful dynamic that affects harm reduction services. In this session, we’ll hear stories and strategies about engaging with non-drug-using community members – the well-meaning, the hostile, and the bizarre. 

Tuesday, February 15
10:00am – 12:00pm EST

Moments with Mkwa

TON Workers only

Meeting Room

In this closing session, an Indigenous TON Member will take participants through making a medicine bundle and the connections to harm reduction.