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The Northern Healthy Connections Society (NHCS) supports a non-discriminatory and judgement free environment for all. NHCS is dedicated to supporting people through a Harm Reduction lens by providing programs and services. NHCS is focused on “Meeting People Where They Are At”. NHCS continues to provide the services to individuals and community living with a substance dependency, however the organization has moved to 76 Esplanade in the Truro Centre. 

Northern Healthy Connections Society (NHCS) is a community-based, non-profit organization in Truro, Nova Scotia. Originally beginning as a Resource Center for people living with HIV/AIDS in Northern Nova Scotia, NHCS has grown to support people living with a substance dependency, offering safer substance-use supplies to help reduce the risk of transferring Sexually Transmitted/Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs), including HIV and Hepatitis C. NHCS offers a variety of Harm Reduction services, including:

  • Needle Distribution and Disposal 
  • Mobile Outreach
  • Community programs – detailed on the Programs section of this website
  • Vast library of resources related to safer substance use; safer sex; treatment of Hepatitis C, HIV, and other STBBIs; and many more subjects
  • Diversity and 2SLGBTQIA+ support
  • Overdose awareness and prevention
  • Referral to local treatment programs
  • Naloxone training and free Naloxone kits

Resource Library

On-site information and resources available on a variety of topics.

Additional resources on a number of topics can be ordered by registering for a free account with CATIE.


Fixed-Site/Mobile Outreach

76 Esplanade , Truro NS  
 Open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday
Admin and On-site: (902) 895-0931
Mobile Outreach: 902-956-3965


Service Delivery Station

Offering Harm Reduction supplies that are sterile and safe.  


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