A community-based evaluation
Young people’s access to relevant and meaningful harm reduction services is critical to supporting and enabling safer drug use practices amongst youth.
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC) and the Trip! project partnered with the Centre for Community Based Research to co-design and conduct a community-based evaluation in order to explore the extent to which the current Trip! project model is aligned with 1) current drug using trends amongst diverse youth in the community; and 2) PQWCHC’s values, vision, and mission of providing “equitable, accessible urban health care for people where, when, and how they need it.”
These findings informed a collaborative process of identifying recommendations for more equitable youth harm reduction program delivery in Toronto.
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For more information on Trip! including how to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the evaluation, contact Sarah Switzer, Senior Researcher, Centre for Community Based Research at email@example.com
To cite this report:
Switzer, S., Nsboya, A., Wong, V., Kufner, L., Azmila, A., Areguy, F., Berg, L., and Short, K. (2023). Aligning Diverse Community Needs for a Youth Harm Reduction Program Model. A Community-Based Evaluation of Trip!. Waterloo, Ontario: Centre for Community Based Research.