Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)

Partnering with Inner City Health, this area provides 12 beds for chronically homeless, alcoholic, high risk individuals, which is broken down to 8 beds for males and 4 beds for women.

The program’s goal is to reduce harm to the individual and to the community by preventing binge drinking of alcohol and alternate stimulants (mouth wash, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, etc.). It also reduces emergency services (police calls, ambulance calls, hospital stays, cells etc.), decreases the number of incidents in the community (aggressive pan handling, passing out on the streets), restores dignity and creates a sense of community.

The program provides ongoing health assessments, access to counselling, social and clinical services. This program is used as a stepping stone to The Oaks. Residents at The Oaks have successfully graduated from the MAP Program at 256 King Edward Ave.  Their alcohol levels have been stabilized and they have shown they are ready for a successful transition from the shelter system to a domiciliary hostel program outside of the downtown core.

For more information on this program, please contact
Stephen Bartolo, Director of Operations
613-688-2929 ext. 336