Northern Healthy Connections Society has formed the Backpack Program, which aims to help reduce the amount of used needles and other supplies discarded in public areas. Volunteers will be given supplies to safely pick up any used needles or substance-use paraphernalia. The Backpack Project was part of the Community Connector Program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Volunteers will be be provided with:
- 1 plain backpack
- garbage bags
- 1 information packet
- 1 small Sharps container, to be returned when full
To volunteer to be in the Backpack Project, Contact NHCS or ask a staff member when picking up supplies at the NHCS fixed site at 33 Pleasant St, Truro.