Fall 2021 Newsletter

Street Health’s Fall Newsletter provides our most recent updates – read our Lessons from COVID and more! https://www.streethealth.ca/downloads/fall-2021-newsletter.pdf  

COVID Lessons #4

Community is Our Super Power – As Ontario prepares for the delta variant this fall and winter, we know that public health protocols and vaccines need to be ongoing priorities. We also need to actively address the mental health impact that, for many, is a reality of the loss of community networks and connections to […]

T-shirt fundraiser

Get the t-shirts that promote harm reduction!    Help recognize International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) and support Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site (OPS). Purchase a t-shirt – here. These t-shirt were designed by volunteer Phuong Nguyen and OPS Worker Verity Eaton. Many thanks to Phuong for spearheading this campaign with all proceeds to the […]

COVID Lessons #3

Technology is everywhere; but for many it is nowhere. Of the many lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important is how our communities must provide alternatives to technology-reliant information and services if we are committed to ensuring access and providing help to individuals who are experiencing homelessness. We may take for […]

COVID Lessons #2

At Street Health, we are looking to the fall, planning and remaining hopeful that Ontario’s reopening will be successful. This moment seems like a good time to reflect on some of the lessons and reminders we have observed during this pandemic. We do this while holding in our minds and hearts the tragic number of […]

COVID Lessons #1

After months of following public health protocols and thanks to the strong, continuing vaccination efforts, many of us are wondering, “is the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in sight?” If not the end, hopefully we are arriving at a new normal, which is seeing restrictions lifted, even though face masking in enclosed, crowded spaces and […]

2020-2021 Annual Report

2020-2021 was a challenging and busy time at Street Health. With service adaptations and following health protocols staff were able to provide much needed face-to-face services, providing current information and referral, personal care and hygiene and essential seasonal supplies for more than 36,000 client contacts. Learn more about the services and outcomes of the last […]

Overdose Awareness

A protest, memorial and circle took place this week at Toronto City Hall to mark and remember the more than 6,000 individuals across Canada who died due to the toxic drug supply in 2020. Street Health’s Harm Reduction Worker, Ben Ward attended and took these photos including the one of circle dancer Dan Secord from […]


The Works, Toronto Public Health is a partner agency with Street Health. This week they shared resources from NORS – the National Overdose Response Service. “Please see the new promotional posters for the National Overdose Response Service (Formerly the Grenfell Overdose Prevention Line).  NORS is a particularly important service for folks who use drugs alone […]

Community Care Partnership

The Harm Reduction Community Care Project was developed out of the previous Cabbage Town Clean-Up Project. This new project is funded by the City of Toronto Downtown East Strategy to clean up discarded harm reduction supplies in the Downtown Eastside. The project is being led by PASAN and partnered with Street Health, Dixon Hall, and […]