One agency with
a whole lot of heart

Our Mission: Building individual and community capacity, using evidence-informed practices

Our Vision: Respect and dignity for all, in a safe and healthy community

Turning Point (formally the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society) was established on May 9th, 1988 as a community-based response to Central Alberta’s HIV/AIDS crisis. In addition to health promotion, the charity has since expanded its reach, incorporating programming specific to harm reduction, night reach, rural outreach, overdose prevention, and a women’s program. Today, Turning Point Society delivers harm reduction and STBBI prevention supplies, services, and programming to a wide range of vulnerable individuals across Central Alberta.

Our Community

For over 30 years, Turning Point has developed relationships with the following priority populations:

  • People using substances, including drug injection;
  • Street involved individuals;
  • Women at risk, with a focus on women of childbearing age;
  • Indigenous peoples;
  • the LGBTQ2+ community
  • Individuals living with, or at risk of sexually transmitted blood-borne infections (STBBI);
  • Ethnocultural communities;
  • Individuals engaged in the sale, trade, or purchase of sex.

Turning Point continues to identify and support the complex needs of these populations, providing education, supplies, and services with compassion, confidentiality, respect, collaboration, and empowerment.

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