This is a free two-day workshop for health and social service providers in Toronto, designed and lead by community partners, with the support of Toronto Public Health. We apply a social justice framework to explore the impact of systemic oppression and policies on the sexual health and overall well-being of women who use drugs. In this workshop speakers share first hand insight on critical topics: why women use drugs; exploring HIV, STI’s and pregnancy; working with mothers who use drugs; trauma and substance use; programming for sex workers; legislation around sex work; what it means to include the voice of lived experience in this work and more.

Participants will take away:

  • An understanding of the some of the unique issues affecting women who use substances and the importance of   strength based programming.
  • Practical tips, tools and strategies for working from a harm reduction perspective.
  • An opportunity to reflect on your practice and to connect to service providers across sectors.

Notes: Please let us know at registration if you require accommodation. We are unable to provide lunch. Bring a USB key if you want copies of the power points

Contact: Phone: 416-338-7600 Email:
When: September 21 & 22 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: 519 Community Centre, at 519 Church St


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