About the Umbrella Project
Carleton University has introduced a harm reduction program in collaboration with Algonquin College called the CU Umbrella Project. Carleton University’s harm reduction strategy aims to reduce stigma and promote safer substance use through education, outreach and support. CU Umbrella Project seeks to create a safer space for discussions of the impacts of substances on campus and provides resources to reduce the potential for harms caused by substance use.
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Alcohol and drug use related disorders are among the most stigmatized conditions in the world. The stigmatization of these disorders can have harmful effects on those suffering and even lessen the efficacy of treatments. The... More
Harm Reduction is an umbrella term for measures, practices, and approaches that aim to reduce the harms to persons, families, and communities caused by substance use, substance use disorder, and other related disorders.
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