As of March 17, 2020, the Grande Prairie Northreach office is closed to the public as a result of the current COVID-19 situation.
While our office is closed, we will still be offering limited services. If you require harm reduction supplies or a needle debris pick-up, please message our Facebook page, or call outreach at 780-832-8548. Those services will be dispatched as soon as possible.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through innovation, collaboration, education, support and harm reduction.
A safe and inclusive world, free of discrimination.
We greatly appreciate our community members who serve on our Board. Their dedication and expertise allow us, as staff, to continue the work that we do.
Awareness, Prevention, Care & Support
Northreach, previously known as HIV North, has supported individuals living in Alberta’s North for over 30 years. We are a not-for-profit AIDS service organization based in Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. We promote awareness, initiate prevention and provide care and support throughout the northern region of the province.
Northreach prides itself on being a Harm Reduction based agency. Harm Reduction is a public health philosophy which aims to reduce negative impact of a behavior, either on an individual and/or population basis.
It involves an honest, open, non-judgmental approach to social issues while meeting people “where they are at”. This is realized through education, intervention and support. Our free needle distribution program operates onsite, through street outreach, and through our community pharmacy partners. Safer-sex supplies are also available onsite and through street outreach.
NORTHREACH SOCIETY GRANDE PRAIRIE ACKNOWLEDGES AND HONOURS THE TREATY 8 LANDS UPON WHICH IT SITS AS WELL AS THE BEAVER AND CREE NATION PEOPLE.