Course Calendar

*Cancelled* Safe Needle Disposal: FREE Pizza Lunch & Learn

Single-day Course
  • 2019-11-04 12:00:00 | 2019-11-04 13:00:00
Show more...
Single-day Event:\n\n
  • 2019-11-04 12:00:00 | 2019-11-04 13:00:00
  • \n
Location Title: VICA - Victoria Training Room
City: Victoria

October 25 Update - Cancelled Session

Sadly, we had to cancel this session due to low registrations Thanks for your interest! Let us know if you'd like to see more sessions like this available in future - Email Chenelle Falconer, Manager, Training & Education,  (education [at]


VICA is partnering with Island Health to offer free lunch and learn workshops for the construction industry. We want to help you and your team feel safe on site and equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to respond safely when you find discarded needles or syringes on your worksites.

What participants will take away from the workshop:

  • How to safely pick up discarded needles
  • How to safely dispose of discarded needles
  • How to respond to a needle stick injury
  • Information to post at your worksite
  • Sharps containers for disposal of discarded needles

Optional Naloxone Training: After the workshop, naloxone training and personal naloxone kits will be provided to those who are interested.

Tracey Thompson, Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator with Island Health, will be providing the training. Tracey is also available to visit your worksite and provide additional training and information to your team. You can reach Tracey at 250-519-3431.

RSVP: Email Chenelle or register below. Let us know you're coming so we can order enough pizza!


Course Instructor Information

Tracey Thompson, Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator – Island Health

Tracey Thompson has her MA in Human and Social Development and currently works for Island Health as a Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator in the Communicable Disease Program. Prior to this she worked in Mental Health and Substance Use for 16 years and a variety of not for profit social services community agencies.

*Cancelled* Safe Needle Disposal: FREE Pizza Lunch & Learn is currently full. Please continue to checkout or add your email address to the waiting list

Registration is now closed for this course/event.