Rhiannon Thomas & Patrick McDougall

    Rhiannon has been working in harm reduction in Toronto for almost 20 years in drop-ins, shelters and community health centers, doing case management, trustee support, needle exchange and outreach. She is a founding member of the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, and the co-chair of the Women’s Harm Reduction International Network. She is currently coordinating the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program at South Riverdale Community Health Centre in Toronto, Canada.


    Patrick has been working in the field of HIV and harm reduction since 2008. Originally from Halifax, Patrick moved to Vancouver in 2010 and works at the Dr. Peter Centre, which provides care and support services to people living with HIV. Patrick facilitates a Canadian supervised consumption/overdose prevention site service providers video call. He also serves as the co-chair for the Pacific AIDS Network’s board of directors.