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Ally Centre of Cape Breton

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Ally Centre of Cape Breton

Welcome to the Ally Centre of Cape Breton’s website!

christine porterMy name is Christine Porter (Chris) and I have been with this organization for the past 22 years, the last 17 of which I have been the Executive Director. It is an honor to serve our vulnerable population. I have been humbled on many occasions as I listen and learn from them. I believe that stigma is one of the most significant causes of health inequities and I am committed to continuing to work on reducing stigma and establishing programs and services that improve the health of this population and our community.

I am thankful for the support of our funders, our community partners, our Board of Directors and for the coveted trust and involvement of the people we serve as we strive to meet the harm reduction needs of Cape Bretoners.

Please drop in and check out what we have to offer and meet the friendly staff and volunteers. I am always up for a good chat and more than happy to show people around and educate on our services.


Our Services

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction
Learn about our Sharp Advice Needle Exchange (S.A.N.E.), Anonymous Testing, Overdose Prevention and Hep C/HIV Support.

Health Services

Health Services
Informaion about our Health Clinic, Outreach Street Health, Housing Support, and Foot Care, etc.

Support Services

Support Services

Info on S.W.E.E.P. (Sex Workers Encouraging and Empowering Their Peers), Food Bank, and how to Drop-In.

Our Research

Our Research
Information on a list of resources provided wholly or in part by the Ally Centre of Cape Breton.

Hours of Operation

Sharp Advice Needle Exchange
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00

Ally Drop-in
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 12:00 & 2:00 - 4:00

SWEEP (Sex Workers Support):
Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00

Health Clinic:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00

Anonymous and Confidential STBBI Testing
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00

Peer Six Overdose Prevention Site
7 Days a week from 9:00a to 8:00p

Take Home Naloxone Program
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00

Coordinated Access (Homelessness)
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 4:00

Street Health Nurse
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 5:00

Operates Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 4:00

Monday – Sydney/Whitney Pier
Loaves and Fishes in the morning and Whitney Pier in the afternoon

Tuesday - North Sydney/Sydney Mines
Platinum Fitness in the morning and St. Pius X Sydney Mines in the afternoon

Wednesday – Glace Bay
Opioid Recovery, Union St in the morning, Sterling Mall in the afternoon

Thursday – New Waterford
Plummer Avenue all day

Funding Provided By

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Nova Scotia Health and Wellness
Public Health Agency of Canada
Reaching Home, Canada’s Homeless Strategy
Nova Scotia Health Authority

With Contributions From

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Feed Nova Scotia
Canadian Women’s Foundation
East Cape Breton County Community Health Board
Central Cape Breton County Community Health Board
Victoria County Community Health Board
Northside The Lakes Community Health Board


Your donation helps to fund the many services offered by the Ally Centre of Cape Breton.

Every little bit helps and you can feel good knowing that every dollar raised helps us continue providing quality support services to those in need, including purchasing program materials such as supplies for the clinic and prevention programs.

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Tax receipt issued for donations of $20.00 or more.


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