The Crack Users Project: A Manual

Street Health Community Nursing Foundation, Toronto

The Crack Users Project (CUP) is a capacity-building initiative, developed by Street Health and Regent Park Community Health Centre, with the goal of reducing the harms associated with the use of crack cocaine among users in southeast downtown Toronto. It was initiated in 2005.

The project’s objectives are to: increase communication with and among marginalized crack users; build capacity among crack users to develop and implement peer-led, crack-specific harm reduction strategies; and to improve access to physical and mental health services for this group. CUP began in October 2005 with its first drop-in specifically for crack users.