Meet the partners

MSORT is a collaboration between PARN’s Harm Reduction Works (HRW) program, Peterborough County/City Paramedics (PCCP), the Four County Addiction Services Team (FourCAST), and the Peterborough Drug Strategy (PDS). This project was developed through community consultations led by the Peterborough Police Service (PPS) in early 2018.

PARN, PCCP, and FourCAST all have frontline staff on the MSORT team and are the people you might interact with in the community. PDS provides evaluation and knowledge translation support while PPS provides administrative and management oversight. All the partners participate in a collaborative leadership team to support the work of the project manager.

Meet the TEAM

The frontline team includes a Community-based Paramedic, two Addictions Treatment Specialists and Harm Reduction Peer Outreach Workers who offer a range of support, health and treatment options for people thinking about what they need and who best can assist them. The team takes a trauma-informed approach to their work and understands that addiction, a poisoned drug supply and high rates of overdoses are having a devastating impact on our community.

The team’s ability to meet people out in the community enables them to meet you where you are. You may see team members travelling in a Paramedic marked SUV, unmarked cars or out on foot in the community.

The team manager provides day-to-day support and oversight to the team who aims to respond to all referrals and requests for service within 24 to 48 hours.

Connect. Prevent. Strengthen.