The Canadian Harm Reduction Network is the virtual meeting place for individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing the social, health and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies. It was founded in 1999 by a group of activists who work locally, nationally and internationally in harm reduction and drug policy/law reform. We have over 1,000 members, and an list of over 34,000 email addresses, approximately 75% of which are in Canada. We post two to four mailings per month.
The mission of The Canadian Harm Reduction Network is to serve as an umbrella organization and virtual meeting place for individuals and groups across Canada committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms associated with drugs and drug polices.
We have made presentations on harm reduction and drug policy before special committees of both the Canadian Senate and House, as well as at many conferences world-wide; we participated in the development of Canada's Drug Strategy; and (together with the Canadian AIDS Society) have researched harm reduction practices in small-to-medium sized Canadian cities.
We have also provided consultation on program development to agencies across Canada regarding drug use and HIV and HCV.
The Canadian Harm Reduction Network is a founding member of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and collaborates on drug policy and human rights issues with the International Harm Reduction Association and a world-wide consortium of harm reduction networks.