Safer Substance Use: Harm Reduction

Learn tools to reduce stigma toward people who use substances.

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In this training, you'll learn:

- about the harm reduction approach.
- strategies for reducing harms related to substance and alcohol use.
- to recognize and respond to overdose.
- about stigma and the continuum of consumption and behaviour.

Naloxone training and kits will also be provided following the workshops. If you are unable to attend the Safer Substance Use: Harm Reduction 101 workshop, but would like to receive the naloxone training and kit, contact Student Wellness Services at 403-220-9355.

Register for training:

This 1-hour workshop will explore:

  • Harm Reduction as an overall approach.
  • Strategies for safer substance use related to alcohol and cannabis.
  • Supports and resources both on- and off-campus

This training is open to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Calgary. 

Fall 2023 Training Dates: 

Tuesday, November 7 from 3:00 - 4:00pm (In Person) - Women's Resource Centre 

Wednesday, November 8, from 3:00 - 4:00pm (Virtual) 

Wednesday, November 22 from 2:00 - 4:00pm (In Person) - Women's Resource Centre 


If you have questions about our harm reduction training, please contact Naomi Den Haan at