ANKORS Regional Harm Reduction and Supplies Program

Provides individuals and various agencies in the West Kootenay Boundary region with harm reduction supplies including clean needles, safer inhalation supplies, heroin foil kits, naloxone (narcan) and vitamins.

ANKORS supplies fixed sites as follows:

  • Nelson: ANKORS office
  • New Denver: Slocan Health Centre
  • Edgewood: Edgewood Health Centre
  • Trail: Pharmasave
  • Grand Forks: Pharmasave
  • Also operates a mobile unit that goes to communities in the West Kootenay Boundary. Call the Coordinator to arrange a meeting place and time.

The Harm Reduction Coordinator does street outreach work that includes visiting people' homes, talking to individuals on the street, attending raves and other events and actively working to find new pockets of drug use within various populations.

Within the IV drug using population the program works to foster a sense of responsibility and to facilitate peer education. It reaches out to, and networks with, those affected by drug use including those who use drugs, their families, and the broader community.

This program is part of a comprehensive approach by ANKORS to the prevention of HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis B and C and other harms associated with the use of drugs.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, the ANKORS office drop-in is closed but harm reduction services and supplies are still available, OPS is running Mon-Thurs: 10am to 12 noon; 1 to 4pm (one person at a time). Fentanyl test strips and drop-off drug testing available. Knock on front window or door for service. HIV and Hep-C support health navigation provided by phone: Laura 250-505-2426. For other programs call the office for details.

NOTE: Free supplies also available at all Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) offices in the West Kootenay Boundary area as well as from the D.O.P.E. Team at Castlegar Community Services.

Address / Contact Info

A.I.D.S. Network Outreach & Support Society (ANKORS)
101 Baker Street Nelson, BCV1L 4H1

Phone Numbers

Harm Reduction Coordinator: (250) 777-0733
ANKORS Office: (250) 505-5506
Phone number (after hours): 1-800-421-2437
Fax: (250) 505-5507

Hours of Operation

Harm Reduction Supplies: Hours vary: see Schedule

Web Links

Forms and Resources

Location Map

This program was last updated on: 04 Feb 2021.