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".

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 Sexually Transmitted/Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs), including HIV and Hepatitis C. NHCS offers a variety of Harm Reduction services, such as: 

  • Needle Distribution and Disposal 
  • Mobile Outreach
  • Community programs – More information can be found on the Programs section of this website
  • Vast library of resources related to safer substance use, safer sex, treatment of Hepatitis C and other STBBIs, and more 
  • 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.


Onsite/Mobile Outreach

33 Pleasant St, Truro NS  

 Open 8:30-4:30 Monday- Friday

Admin and Onsite: 1 (902) 895-0931

Mobile Outreach: 1 (902) 956-3965


Service Delivery Station

Offering Harm Reduction supplies that are sterile and safe.  


Ways To Support NHCS

NHCS is a registered charitable organization! Make a monetary donation to help support community programs and Harm Reduction Services. Donations $20.00 or more will receive a Tax Receipt (please provide your full mailing address, including postal code). Business owners or Companies can consider NHCS’s Corporate Annual Giving (CAG) Campaign of $100.00 per year. Canada.org is also an option to donate.

Donate unused, sealed personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal hygiene products and sanitary products. Donations in any form are very much appreciated. Thank You. By working in collaboration goals can be accomplished and change can happen!!! 

Volunteerism is also a rewarding way to support an organization within your community. NHCS offers a variety of volunteer positions within the organization and requires no previous experience in Harm Reduction services. Contact admin@nhcsociety.ca to find out what volunteer roles are available now.