Substance Use Resources

Black Coalition For AIDS Prevention

20 Victoria St 4th floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Telephone: (416) 977-9955

Black CAP’s Harm Reduction Program:

ACB Trans and MSM Harm Reduction focuses specifically on Black Queer and Trans Harm Reduction outreach. 

We conduct drop-ins monthly – 

Safe Oasis – MSM drop-In 2nd Thursday of each month, updates can be found on Black CAP Social Media, or MSM folks can join the Facebook group
For safe use kits as well as safer sex supplies, folks can contact Orville Burke at the link above or the following contacts 

De Man Cave – Trans Masc drop-In 3rd Thursday of each month, updates can be found on Black CAP Social Media, or men and masc folks of trans experience can connect via these pages:- 

For safe use kits as well as safer sex supplies, folks can contact me at the links above or the following contacts

TITS – Trans Women’s drop-In 4th Thursday of each month, updates can be found on Black CAP Social Media, or women or femme folks of trans experience can connect via these pages:- 

For safe use kits as well as safer sex supplies, folks can contact Kitanya Wiltshire at the link above or the following contacts

While we are returning somewhat to outreach, Covid precautions are still very much observed. Folks are encouraged to call/dm/email us to arrange safe drop offs if they need Harm Reduction kits. We offer the following kits at the moment, more to be added within the next few months (including chasing the dragon and self harm kits) 

Safer Sex Condoms, Lube, Flavoured condoms, Dental Dams
Fisting Gloves, Lube, Condoms
Hormone Replacement TherapyNeedles, Syringes, Alcohol Swabs, Needle disposal bin
Syringe (Injection)Syringes, capsules of water, cookers, filters, tourniquets, vitamin C, matches, alcohol swabs, condoms, lube, needles
Straight Stem (Crack)Straight stems, mouth pieces, push stick, screens, matches, alcohol swabs, condoms, lube
Bowl Stem (Meth)Bowl stems, mouth pieces, sheets of foil, matches, alcohol swabs, condoms, lube
Straight Stem (Snorting)Straight stems, capsules of water, alcohol swabs, condoms, lube

Mental Health Services 

We offer three mental health services, I am happy to be the referral point for these programs:- 

  • One on Ones with Mental Health Outreach
  • Resilient Roots – Trauma Informed Care for MSM identified men and masc folks (also coordinated by Orville Burke)
  • Queer and Trans Women’s Mental Health 

The 519

 519 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

Phone: (416) 392-6874

Breaking The Ice– Breaking The Ice (BTI) is a community engagement and outreach program focused on supporting people who use crystal meth in Toronto’s Downtown East. The team has a specific focus on understanding the needs and barriers faced by LGBTQ2S people who use drugs.

Peer-led and rooted in principles of harm reduction and anti-violence, the team:

  • engages in regular street outreach,
  • develops resources pertinent to community needs, and
  • develops and delivers groups, workshops, and activities to both strengthen community capacity, as well as foster self-determination and agency in the folks we work with.

The BTI team also acts as a hub for referrals to case management, housing, mental and physical health services, and broadly supports diverse community needs for people who use drugs.

Black Youth Gathering– Our Platform, Our Stories, Our Solutions A free discussion forum that aims to empower LGBTQ2S Black youth (ages 16 to 29) to be part of a solution-driven process addressing societal issues.

Narcotics Anonymous– Mission: To carry the message to the addict who still suffers and provide a safe space for LGBTQ addicts.

Max Ottawa

Address: 400 Cooper St, Unit 9004, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2H8

Phone: 613-701-6555 ext 103

TEA2GO – In-Person and Online Harm Reduction Dispensing Program

This program dispenses safer partying, safer sex and safer hormone injection supplies. Community members can fill out the order form online and receive their supplies via pick-up, mail or delivery. Community members can also come to the MAX office and collect supplies at any time during operating hours.

Email at [email protected]


Hours: Wednesdays from 12pm to 8pm (for pick-up, walk-in, mail and delivery) and Friday from 12pm to 8pm (for pick-up, walk-in and mail)

Languages: English and French

Somerset West Community Health Centre

55 Eccles St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6S3

Telephone: (613) 238-8210

The Needle Exchange & Safer Inhalation (NESI) Program offers harm reduction services for people who use drugs, including safer inhalation and injection supplies, collection and disposal of used equipment, and peer support in a non-judgmental environment. Harm Reduction Outreach workers provide harm reduction health education and support, including informal case management according to the needs of each client in collaboration with existing supports, meeting clients where they are at and providing accessible, point-of-contact supports. Community Workers are staff with lived or living experience of substance use who provide peer support and services within the program.

Nesi Van – Phone: 613-761-0003


Hours: Mondays to Fridays 5pm-11:30pm

ACCKWA The AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area

1770 King St E unit 5, Kitchener, ON N2G 2P1

Telephone: (519) 570-3687

The Gay Men’s Sexual Health (GMSH) Department is focused on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among gay, bisexual, trans and other men who have sex with men (GBTMSM). The program is committed to the development of healthy, vibrant communities free from stigma, achieving these goals through a combination of outreach, support, education and community development initiatives.

The department is staffed by two individuals whom you may contact at any time for support or with questions/concerns related to programming, HIV/STI information, sexual health and safer sex practices:

Gay Men’s Sexual Health Worker- Fabian Fletcher

Phone: 519-570-3687 ext. 312

Email: [email protected]

ACT- AIDS Committee of Toronto

543 Yonge St 4th floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Telephone: (416) 340-2437

Gay Men’s Harm Reduction Outreach– Need a break from the dance floor? Are bathrooms overwhelming? Our volunteers are there with the latest on safer sex and safer substance use so you and your friends can party safer.

Call 416-340-8484 ext. 235 to find out more and where to find us. – A Safer place to Party: ACT’s party-safer web resource. Surf our detailed Party Drugs 101 (basics info), and harm reduction tips for a wide range of substances, including side effects, mixing, overdose prevention and information for poz guys who use drugs. Visit