Harm Reduction Workers Guild

Harm reduction work is often done with small teams, in places where the work is invisible, while engaging places of trauma, grief and violence. Harm reduction workers shouldn’t feel alone, they should feel supported and celebrated.

The purpose of the Harm Reduction Workers Guild is to:

  1. Share expertise and learn about harm reduction practices
  2. Provide opportunity to voice experiences and allow for mutual support
  3. Create a community of harm reduction experts working towards creating a sustainable crisis response within their respective communities

Weekly group meetings

Meetings happen Wednesdays evenings over Zoom. The meeting details and link are shared with you upon joining.

Workshops and seminars

We facilitate training support, workshops, and seminars on harm reduction topics for Guild members and the broader community. Upcoming topics include: advanced overdose response, conflict de-escalation, and research and community engagement.


We host occasional retreats. The next HRWG Retreat is happening in January of 2022 on Bowen Island.

We have a membership fee of $10 per year that helps support HRWG activities. However, no one will be turned away from Guild membership if they are not able to comfortably pay the membership fee.