EDUCATION

ENSEMBLE works within the community to increase access and knowledge among target populations about HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections (STIs); Hepatitis C; risk reduction; and testing.

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

SEXUAL & GENDER DIVERSITY

Overview of sexual orientation and gender identity related terms; tips on coming out, how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community by creating a more inclusive school or work environment; and information about our Safe Spaces program and weekly drop-in for LGBTQ youth.

THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS. ALLY TRAINING IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS/WORK PLACES.

OVERDOSE PREVENTION & NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION

Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what an overdose looks like, the actions to take in an overdose situation, and how to properly administer naloxone. Participants will also gain a better understanding of substance use, harm reduction practices, and the importance of addressing the stigma and discrimination substance users face.

SIR RINGE & NEEDLE SAFETY

Introducing needle safety to children and the steps to take if a needle is found. THIS PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 4 TO 7 YEARS OF AGE WELL AS PARENTS, GUARDIANS, TEACHERS ETC.

NO MORE STIGMA, NO MORE SHAME: THE HARM REDUCTION APPROACH TO DEALING WITH THE OPIOID CRISIS

This presentation will touch on a variety of topics including the nature of substance use disorders, the opioid crisis happening in Canada, the importance of needle distributions and supervised consumption sites operated under the harm reduction principals, and the importance of addressing the stigma associated with substance use disorders.

SEEING BEYOND THE SUBSTANCE

This presentation was created for service providers to enhance their capacity to support and serve the PWUD population (People Who Use Drugs). A resource guide accompanies this training, featuring harm reducing practices to help reduce the health effects that occur from drug use.

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