Peer Engagement
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‚ÄčOne of the core principles of harm reduction is the meaningful engagement of people with lived experience, or peers. Peer involvement in service delivery, program development, and community meetings/consultations is invaluable in creating harm reduction programs and services that are equitable and accessible.

The following resources are considered required reading for service providers wanting to engage peers in any capacity.

  • Peer Engagement Principles and Best Practices: A Guide for BC Health Authorities and other Providers
  • Peerology: A guide by and for people who use drugs on how to get involved.
  • Peer Toolkit  This toolkit provides practical guidance and tools to assist community based organizations or groups to deliver social and emotional peer support services to people living with HIV and/or hepatitis (Hep C).


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