Access harm reduction and overdose prevention supplies, services, education, training, and safe disposal of used drug equipment.
We provide training, education, and van outreach services distributing safer drug use materials for injection and inhalation practices, safer sex supplies, and provides Naloxone (Narcan) kits to prevent and respond to overdoses.
Our services are confidential and free. No health card is required.
- New needles and injection equipment.
- Naloxone kits (intranasal and intramuscular) and training.
- Safer injection kits in 3 sizes (28G, 29G and 30G).
- Safer intra-muscular injection materials in a range of sizes.
- Safer crack smoking or inhalation supplies and kits.
- Safer crystal meth smoking or inhalation supplies and kits .
- Chasing The Dragon supplies and kits for safer inhalation of vapers.
- Safer snorting supplies and kits.
- Piercing kits which include information about after care.
- Containers for the safe disposal of used needles and equipment.
- Information about safer drug use, safer sex, as well as free condoms and lube.
- Referrals to Peel Public Health Healthy Sexuality Clinics and community agencies for support and treatment.
Mobile vans provide harm reduction services and naloxone kits in the community. Those requesting services must be within the boundaries of Peel Region to receive the services.
- The hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
- For mobile van service in Brampton and Caledon area, call or text 647-225-1623.
- For mobile van service in Mississauga, call or text 416-571-1623.
Some of the agencies listed may be impacted due to COVID-19. Contact the agency to find out about their current service availability.
Naloxone is available at all the listed locations.
Peel Public Health Healthy Sexuality Clinics
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre
118 Queen Street West Suite 301, Brampton
Moyo Health and Community Services
Peel Youth Village
99 Acorn Pl, Mississauga
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Compass Food Bank and Outreach Centre
Salvation Army - Cawthra Rd Shelter
2500 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga
Salvation Army - Wilkinson Road Shelter
15 Wilkinson Rd, Brampton
To reduce the risk of injury, it's important to properly dispose of drug use equipment. Always place sharps in a biohazard bin or puncture proof container such as a bleach container or pop bottle
- Flush needles and equipment down the toilet.
- Throw needles and equipment into sewers or garbage cans.
- Leave needles and equipment in a park, playground or other public area.
Biohazard bins and disposal of used needles, syringes and stems are provided through drop boxes in various locations. This allows for safe and anonymous disposal of used needles or syringes and drug use equipment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clients do not need to use the clinic services to have access to the needle drop box. Signs on the outside of the buildings provide directions to the drop boxes. The drop box is like a mail slot.
Safe disposal drop box locations
24-hour needle drop boxes located at Peel Public Health clinics. These locations also accept sharps containers and used loose supplies.
325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Suite N03, Mississauga
150 Central Park Drive, Suite 9, Brampton
These Brampton locations accept loose needles, syringes, pipes, and other used equipment:
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
44 Church St E
8 Nelson St W
Four Corners Libraryc
65 Queen St E
Peel Living Apartment
16 John St
Market Square Parking Garage
1 Theatre Lane
Nelson Parking Garage
2 Diplock Lane
70 Main St N
63 Main St N
The Knights Table
287 Glidden Rd, Unit 8
Regeneration Outreach and Grace United Church
156 Main St N
Regeneration Thrift Store
253 Queen St
Additional options for safe disposal
Community Recycling Centres will only accept discarded sharps in a biohazard container. You can get biohazard bins from the community recycling centre, any fixed site, or by calling or texting 647-225-1623.
Health Products Stewardship Association provides a list of pharmacies participating in the Ontario Sharps Collection Program.
If a needle is found on public property, call 311, Caledon residents 905-584-2272, to alert appropriate staff. The information will be forwarded to the appropriate staff, so that it can be safely collected and disposed of.
These methadone treatment centres are available in Peel. Additional methadone pharmacies or clinics may be available in the community.
Tikun Addiction Services
389 Main St N, Unit 7, Brampton
Mississauga Treatment Centre
14 Lisa St, Unit 2, Brampton
New Direction Addiction Clinic
389 Main St N, Unit 7, Brampton
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
65 Queen St. W., Brampton
Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres
2510 Hampshire Gate, Unit 2, Oakville
Vector Health Clinic
7064 Airport Rd., Mississauga
Total Health Pharmacy
7330 Goreway Dr
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics
Provides low-barrier immediate access and care for substance use management. The clinic is accessible without appointments or medical referrals.
Mental Illness & Addiction Index
Information about different types of substances, including cocaine and crack, ecstasy, fentanyl and opioids, inhalants, methamphetamines, steroids, and more from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Sex & U
Information about STIs such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, including risk of transmission, symptoms, prevention, testing, treatment and complications.
Harm reduction supplies
Harm reduction supplies and where to find them in Ontario from the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program.
Halton Region needle exchange program
Harm reduction services offered by Halton Region.
Toronto harm reduction supplies and locations
Harm reduction services offered by Toronto Public Health.
Naloxone training video
What an opioid overdose is, how to recognize an overdose, and how to respond using naloxone from the Ontario Harm Reduction Network.
Get Naloxone kits for free
Where to get a free naloxone kit and how to use it from the Government of Ontario.
National Overdose Response Service
If you are using alone and need a spotter, you can call 1-888-688-6677.
Harm reduction is both practical strategies aimed at reducing the harms associated with drug and substance use, a movement for social justice, human rights, and respect for people who use drugs and substances.
Harm Reduction work is about equity, justice, and providing people with resources specific to individual needs without judgment, intimidation, or discrimination. Harm Reduction programs support people who use drugs and substances without requiring that they stop using.
If you have questions about the harm reduction program, safer piercings or tattoos, or you're a service provider and would like a presentation about our program email us.
For services from the Harm Reduction Program mobile outreach, including ordering supplies call 647-225-1623.
If you have an urgent question, call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Otherwise, contact a health care professional.