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For over 30 years Turning Point Society (formerly the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society) has been responding to the health needs of communities using a harm reduction approach. Simply put harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of risk taking behaviors such as drug use.

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what we do…

Embracing complex needs and offering confidential, individualized information and/or supplies for safer substance use, safer sex, and reproductive health is where our programs coalesce to meet people where they are at with acceptance, compassion, respect, collaboration and empowerment.

We also provide a variety of workshops and community information sessions. Please contact us if you are interested arranging or attending any of our upcoming workshops by calling the office at:

(403) 346-8858

a welcoming space…

Turning Point works to create a welcoming environment and the beginning of trusting relationships with potential service users by inviting people to drop by; offering space to relax and read the newspaper, enjoy a cup of coffee and receive messages and mail, to name a few. Some visitors to Turning Point access services, while others are aware of programs but do not identify as in need of support.

The Turning Point office has a non-judgmental, open, helpful atmosphere where community members know that our staff are open and flexible to provide extra support, such as filling out applications or problem-solving. Word of mouth is often the best advertising for Turning Point programs, especially for the Harm Reduction Programming. Turning Point assures privacy and confidentiality in all of our programs including people living with HIV who contact the Health Promotion Program for services.

our funders

Alberta Community Council on HIV logo
United Way Central Alberta logo
Government of Alberta logo
Alberta Health Services logo

The Canada Revenue Agency maintains a searchable list of Canadian charities called the List of Charities.

You can look Turning Point or another charity up here


A big thank you to the folks at @classic_tattoo and @redstagbarbershop for the donations for our folks. We appreciate you! 👕❤️ ...

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We’re busy assembling bags for Nightreach 12 days of Christmas. We’re preparing the remaining 8 days. 4 are covered but we’re still looking to fill four more days. We are looking for backpacks, pizza 73 gift cards or coupons for a free personal pizza, carnival cinema movie passes, or gift certificates for any where downtown that someone could grab a bite to eat . Please contact the office if you’re interested in donating ! ...

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The Nightreach 12 days of Christmas starts today. We’re kicking it off with these treat bags for the folks we encounter tonight.
We are still looking for donations of gift cards/coffee cards, care packages, and food. If you’re interested in donating please email Aisley at or call our office and ask to speak to Aisley (403-3468858 )
Thank you to the folks who have already donated!
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Our Nightreach team is out 365 days of the year, regardless of the weather (many of our clients have no where to go, even when it’s cold). Nightreach is out in the evening serving our client, meeting them quite literally where they are at. They provide support, clothing, snacks, first aid, a safe walk, a listening ear, and so much more.
Christmas is coming and our Nightreach team will be out at their usual time for Christmas. In the past we have done a 12 days of Christmas where Nightreach has handed out little gifts each evening to the clients they encounter. If you’re interested in donating or sponsoring one of the days, please feel free to call our office at 403.346.8858 or by emailing

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