The Checkpoint Project allows people who use drugs to bring substances in for immediate, free and confidential testing.

Psychoactive Substance Analysis

Since its inception in the summer of 2021, the Checkpoint Project has been able to learn more about the composition of substances that users bring in by way of FT-IR spectrometer analysis, colorimetric reagents and detection strips. Thus, we are able to detect most of the psychoactive substances in circulation as well as cutting agents, although some substances remain more difficult to identify.

Non-judgmental Advice and Support

In addition, people using the Checkpoint service will have the opportunity to discuss their substance use practices and receive advice to reduce the risks associated with their use.

A Legal and Confidential Service

Substance abuse testing services are exempt from certain dispositions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) under the conditions set by Health Canada and the terms of section 56.1 of the CDSA.

Using the Checkpoint Service