HSABC Webinar: Applied Harm Reduction: 6 Part Webinar Series

April 4 - September 5, 2023

Course Description
Applied Harm Reduction: Beyond the Basics is a six-part online series that takes the learner from the history of toxic drug policy in Canada to exploring everyday opportunities to foster harm reduction practice in the workplace. Learners will develop a critical understanding of the principles of harm reduction and how they can be applied to laws, policies, procedures, and everyday practices. Instructor Corey Ranger is a registered nurse and instructor with diverse experiences in frontline harm reduction work, policy and program development, and advocacy at all levels of government.

Module 1- Drug Policy in Canada - Apr 4,23 

Module 2- Philosophical Underpinnings May 4,23 

Module 3- The Many Faces of Harm Reduction- Jun 15, 23

Module 4- Harm Reduction in Practice - Jul 4, 23

Module 5- Toxic Drugs and the War on People - Aug 23, 23 

Module 6- Supplanting the Volatile Supply- Safe Supply and Beyond - Sep 5, 23 


Instructor: Cory Ranger

'Corey Ranger is a registered nurse with experience working in harm reduction across Alberta--he has facilitated blood-borne pathogens programming for street-entrenched individuals in Edmonton's inner-city core; worked on the harm reduction team in Calgary; started HIV programming in Brooks; and most recently been responsible for implementing naloxone programming and supervised consumption services (SCS) in Medicine Hat. Corey has been a post-secondary instructor for community and mental health nursing at Medicine Hat College, and is an advocate for evidence-informed, pragmatic public policy. Corey is currently project manager for BCcampus, responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a provincial peer training curriculum and standards of practice (SOP).'

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Event Date
Module 1: Drug Policy in Canada April 4, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Module 2: Philosophical Underpinnings May 4, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Module 3: The Many Faces of Harm Reduction June 15, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Module 4: Harm Reduction in Practice July 4, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Module 5: Toxic Drugs & The War on People August 23, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Module 6: Supplanting the Volatile Drug Supply - Safe Supply & Beyond September 5, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM