Our community faces unique challenges in this difficult time, particularly the most marginalized. But we also have a long history of overcoming together. Pride Toronto is looking at ways we can to continue to try and respond to the immediate/urgent needs of our communities. We will continue to update this page with community resources and COVID-19 information.
Please use Toronto Public Health for official COVID-19 Health Information and City Updates. The 519 COVID-19 Information and Updates webpage is an excellent resource for health, food, & other support services available 7 days a week.
Avoid public spaces & practice self-isolation. Avoid outside contact with others. Disinfect shared rooms frequently.
Wash your hands often with soap & water for 20+ seconds. Avoid touching your face. Disinfect items that are frequently touched.
Social distancing means keeping two meters apart from others. 2m apart. That’s over 6.5 feet. Apart.
Prioritize your routine and limit consumption of media. Focus on things you can control. Text and call friends and family. Eat well. Notice your feelings. Reach out to a professional for help.
Isolation can be scary if home isn’t a safe place for you.
Crisis lines are open 24/7 during these times.
HARM REDUCTION & COVID 19
Don’t share gear. Prep your own drugs. Get extra harm reduction supplies. Disinfect drug wraps. Prepare for unplanned withdrawal. Respond to overdose with personal protective equipment.
More tips for safer injection.
Harm Reduction Supplies & Locations
277 Victoria St (Yonge & Dundas) Mon-Sat 10AM-10PM – 416 392 0520
The Works at Toronto Public Health continues to offer harm reduction supplies and supervised injection services.
Pieces to Pathways (P2P)
Text/Call Pam (they/them) – 647-209-2043.
A peer-led initiative offering Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBT2Q+ youth (ages 16-29). All staff are queer and/or trans-identified and have their own experiences of substance use and recovery.
Warden Woods Community Centre
74 Firvalley CT. Scarborough – 437-3880-2651; 416-694-1138 ext. 143
Harm Reduction & HIV Prevention Program. Contact them for support, supplies, resources, and food.
During the COVID-19 Crisis, Pride Toronto’s Harm Reduction team is available at [email protected] and 437-994-0980 (emails checked daily). Information posted here is updated weekly.
RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS