Tory Russell

Community Harm Reduction Coordinator

The Community Harm Reduction Coordinator is responsible for leading the delivery of harm reduction programs and services in rural Yukon communities. The Community Harm Reduction Coordinator works closely with the Harm Reduction Counsellor to set best practice standards in harm reduction across the Yukon and ensures that Blood Ties delivers culturally meaningful harm reduction services in rural Yukon and delivers overdose education services and to-go fentanyl testing training. The Community Harm Reduction Coordinator works with Rural Partnership Coordinator in delivering Harm Reduction and Overdose Education programs to rural communities. This position also works with rural and remote communities to plan and implement harm reduction and overdose response needs assessments to find solutions that fit their communities and to come up with innovative, creative and community led harm reduction supports and programs to meet the needs of the Yukon’s rural and remote communities.