The MHRN and all of our sites are located on Indigenous land. Specifically, we are located on Anishinaabe, Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota land and are also in the homeland of the Metis Nation. Our central office is in Treaty 1, and we have been invited to work in Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 territories. As a non-Indigenous organization we are committed to the principles of decolonization and reconciliation and are committed to integrating the TRC calls to action into our work.
The Manitoba Harm Reduction Network works toward equitable access, systemic change, and reducing the transmission STBBI through advocacy, policy work, education, research and relationships.
We do this by administrating regional harm reduction networks that provide services, education, advocacy and events that are relevant to their specific communities. We could be described as a network of networks!
We also do workshops, community projects, support organizations in creating or improving policy and services, and partner with peer-based organizations and groups of people who use drugs. We focus on harm reduction, access, community building, and the inclusion of people impacted by substance use in the services and decisions that affect them.We believe that harm reduction, equitable access and safer service delivery are important parts of supporting healthy communities.
Service Provider Workshops
Organizations across Manitoba can access training on harm reduction for employees and volunteers. Workshops include a broad lens on systemic harm, that situates drug use in the bigger picture of marginalization and inequality. This training is a part of a consultation process that will support your organization in responding to community needs around substance use and harm reduction.
To coordinate efforts and support harm reduction within and across jurisdictions.
Our Guiding Principles
1. Rather than making judgments about where they should be, the MHRN meets people where they are at.
2. MHRN focuses on promoting evidence informed services that respect peoples choices.
3. The MHRN is peer informed, ensuring that people have a voice in the creation of programs and policies designed to serve them.
4. Recognizing that the realities of social inequality impact STBBIs and substance use, the MHRN advocates for social justice and de-colonization.