Doug Ironside is a Public Health Nurse for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, within their Substance Use and Injury Prevention Team. He has been the co-lead of the Harm Reduction program in Barrie for four years, yet it has been a passion of his for over a decade.
Doug has worked in both Corrections and Mental Health, fields that have strong correlations to the marginalized populations who often choose to use drugs. Additionally, he has taught Health Care at Georgian College, and is working on his first book. Doug has spoken about Harm Reduction to diverse audiences.