In the Media and In Our Community

Updates on our programs and service, community activities, and the individuals we support.

Shining Light on Alberta’s Overdoses

Red Deer’s third annual 5k walk/run for overdose awareness, Leah’s Light, returns to the Kiwanis Picnic Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021. With August 31 recognized as International Overdose Awareness Day, Leah’s Light once again hopes to generate greater overdose awareness and action within Central Alberta through this family-friendly […]

Mobile Overdose Response Training

Following the surge in opioid poisonings within Central Alberta, staff within our Overdose Prevention program have begun heading out to deliver mobile response training and education to community members within Red Deer and surrounding municipalities as of June 3rd, 2021.

Students’ Association Targets Period Poverty

Vulnerable individuals in Red Deer now have greater access to free period products, thanks to a generous donation of pads and other menstrual products from Red Deer College Students’ Association (RDCSA) on Wednesday, April 13, 2021. For the month of March, association members collected products from the community in an effort to alleviate period poverty […]

The Cycle Keeps Repeating

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our clients on March 16, 2021. “I’ve had my life threatened a couple of times due to distributing the wrong information. I got beat up by five guys with golf clubs and stabbed in the face twice last week. I think I spent maybe six […]

Deserving of Attention

This excerpt is from a conversation had with one of our clients on March 16, 2021. “It’s rough right now – partially due to the weather, and partially due to the attitudes in the community. People are understandably getting mad because some of us have to steal to support our habits, but they’re taking it […]

Sundre pharmacy provides localized harm reduction support

Turning Point is happy to announce that Sundre Community Drug Mart is set up as a satellite site to distribute harm reduction supplies to the community, as of February 19th, 2021.   Sundre Community Drug Mart pharmacist, Chris Aingworth, said he’s been aware of the increasing levels of drug use in Sundre and is glad for this opportunity to be proactive within […]