Youth Harm Reduction Award

Island Health’s Youth Harm Reduction Award, to be given annually, was inspired by three high school students in the Greater Victoria region whose commitment and passion allowed them to attain their goal of providing harm reduction training in their school. Their motivation to make a difference came following the fatal illicit drug poisoning of a friend. This award honours their dedication to advancing knowledge and creating awareness to help reduce the risk of harm for themselves and for other young people.

We look forward to hearing from other young people about innovative and impactful harm reduction projects they are leading in their communities.

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Information and Guidelines

Youth Harm Reduction Award Application - Fillable

Youth Harm Reduction Award Application - Downloadable

News & Events

Victoria trio awarded Youth Harm Reduction Award for life-saving training and education efforts

Victoria trio awarded Youth Harm Reduction Award for life-saving training and education efforts

Three Victoria youth have been recognized by Island Health for their commitment and dedication to harm reduction awareness and training.

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Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Funds New Mobile Service for Youth Wellness

Thanks to generous financial support from the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, a mobile service for youth wellness will soon be hitting the road.

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A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

A Family Tradition: Three Generations of Nursing Care

Donna McLeod, Shelley McLeod-Garner and Michelle King share something beyond genes.

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