Hepatitis C (HCV) Prevention and Harm Reduction Education Program

This program teaches youth about the risks of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), the steps to take to prevent infection and various treatment options. Program workers can also connect youth with crisis counsellors and provide referrals to other community programs and resources. Youth have access to a needle exchange program as well as other harm reduction supplies.

Program staff and youth educators deliver presentations and lead workshops about Hep C prevention.  Organizations and service providers that work with high risk youth can book presentations, request information, inquire about referrals and order resources.

How to access the programs

These programs are offered at the Downtown Services and Drop-in at 147 Besserer St. Youth are encouraged to drop in or call 613-241-7913.

To book an education session or workshop on Hep C and related issues, please contact the program coordinator.

Youth interested in becoming peer leaders are invited to apply for positions by contacting the program coordinator. All training is provided. No previous experience is required.

Hepatitis C (HCV) Prevention and Harm Reduction Education Program

Contact: Céline Courchesne
(613) 241-7788 X 200
celinecourchesne@ysb.ca