In the Media and In Our Community

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

OPS Observes Third Anniversary

Red Deer’s temporary Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) observes its third year delivering life-saving services to community members out of the city’s downtown core.   Central Alberta’s only OPS opened its doors on October 1, 2018 and has since had a total of 116,358 visits and 3,553 overdoses reversed.    “I’m glad we’ve been able to provide this service, as […]

Red Deer Offered Free HIV Self-Test Kits

This fall, Turning Point Society will be providing free INSTI HIV Self-Test kits to Red Deer citizens through the Test Now Community Distribution Project, a pilot program that aims to evaluate the efficacy and uptake of new HIV testing technologies.  The project will also serve as an opportunity to provide gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, and […]

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 […]