The Supervised Injection Services Feasibility Study

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), supported by the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, is undertaking research to assess the feasibility of supervised injection services in London and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Supervised injection services allow people to inject drugs under safe conditions and provide access to sterile injecting equipment.

The study will:

  • assess people’s willingness to use supervised injection services
  • seek feedback from community members, health care providers, law enforcement officials and government representatives.

The information we collect will determine whether supervised injection services have the potential to address public health and public order goals in London and Thunder Bay, and also help determine how the services might be designed.

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Partnering Organizations

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Funding Organization

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Investigative Team

Researchers

  • Sean Rourke, OHTN
  • Thomas Kerr, UBC
  • Tim Guimond, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Ayden Scheim, Western University
  • Zack Marshall, Memorial University
  • Jean Bacon, OHTN

Policy Makers

  • Frank McGee, MOHLTC
  • James Murray, MOHLTC

Contact Information

OHTN Contact

Sanjana Mitra, OHTN Study Coordinator
Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Feasibility Study
Ontario HIV Treatment Network, 416-642-6486 ext. 2256
Email: smitra@ohtn.on.ca

Media Contact – London, ON

Geoff Bardwell, London Site Coordinator
Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Feasibility Study
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, 519-434-1601 ext. 225
Email: gbardwell@hivaidsconnection.ca

Media Contact – Thunder Bay, ON

Bonnie Krysowaty, Thunder Bay Site Coordinator
Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Feasibility Study
807-251-9255
Email: bonniekrysowaty@gmail.com