Harm Reduction Week

Monday Oct 15th

“Let’s Quit Smoking“

Presented by 8-1-1 and the Max Bell Health Centre

Discussion and information regarding Tobacco cessation programs.

Location: Cafeteria 11:30am-1:00pm

“Harm Reduction 101”

This session provides an in depth look at what harm reduction is, in everyday life. Consider various approaches and evaluate your own comfort level with each type of intervention. Explore questions like:  Why is there a variance of support depending on the harm reduction service, program or approach?

Utilizing case presentations, the session also offers examples of how healthcare providers can begin to incorporate harm reduction into their respective everyday practices. The session ends with a piece about how language choices perpetuate stigma, challenging attendees with a future commitment to consider their own language – and that of others – when discussing substance use disorders.

Presented by Laura Chapman

Location: Multi-Purpose Room  1:00pm – 3:30pm

Classes are welcome.

Register for Harm Reduction 101

Tuesday Oct 16th

“When To Be Concerned and What To Do About It…A Guide to Identifying and Responding to an Individual in Distress”

This presentation will provide information on identifying and responding to distress, when to prompt referral and reporting and how to take advantage of available resources.

Presented by Helen Luedee

Location: Credit Union 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday Oct 17th

“Harm Reduction Fair”

Join us in the Great Hall from 9:00am – 3:00pm for a Harm Reduction Fair featuring information booths highlighting a wide range of helpful services available both on campus and in the community.

“Drug Recognition”

This presentation will examine impairment and the impact substances have on the body.

Presented by a Drug Expert from the Cape Breton Regional Police Service

Location: Credit Union Room 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday Oct 18th

“Stay Safe”

This session is all about personal safety. Learn about situational awareness, emergency response, CBU Safe Walk, how to report, the see something/say something policy and more.

Presented by Sonya Spencer, Manager of Security Services

Location: Credit Union Room 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Friday Oct 19th

“SANE PROGRAM (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)”

This session will speak to the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and their training in collecting evidence as well as informing victims of further services to aid in their recovery.

Location: Student Union Building/Dingwall Boardroom 11:00am – 1:00pm


Scott Thomas
Human Rights & Diversity Officer

Office: B-134-C

Phone: 902-574-2350