Throughout the year, MHRN organizes and supports our networks in putting on events, to mark a variety of commemorative and awareness days. These include Sexual Health Awareness Week, World Hepatitis Day, International Overdose Awareness Day, National Substance Use Awareness Week, World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. 

In addition to these annual events, we organize a biennial harm reduction conference, held in different rural, remote and Indigenous communities, and periodically put on training and workshops open to the public. Our up coming events are:  


Past Events


Manitoba Harm Reduction Conference

February 27 - March 1, 2018

MRHN's biennial conference, focusing on improving access in Northern, rural, remote, & Indigenous communities. Our 2018 conference will be held on Brokenhead Ojibway Nation at South Beach Casino. 

>Visit our conference page


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National Substance Use Awareness Week

November 12 - 18, 2017

National Addictions Awareness Week is an event held in November each year and highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. This year, we’re changing the conversation. We know that many of the harms associated with substance use are a direct result of stigma, discrimination and criminalization. Rather than focus on addiction and harms, we want to celebrate people who use drugs, highlight what they are doing to reduce harms, keep themselves and their communities safe, and reduce stigma.  

Attend an event or organize one of your own.

>Download the event planning kit

>Attend an event


Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

Memorial events were held in Winnipeg and Selkirk, two dozen people in Selkirk were trained in overdose prevention, and the Sagkeeng Treatment Centre hosted a letting go ceremony for the community. 

>CBC: Selkirk holds 1st public training session in opioid overdose battle