Overdose Prevention Training 2020

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Opioid overdose and toxicity due to the contaminated illicit drug supply, continue to to be a serious public health issue across Canada and in Toronto. The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that across Canada in 2018, every 2 hours one person died an opioid-related death. According to the most recent local surveillance data, opioid toxicity deaths in Toronto have risen 188% between 2013 and 2018, and our city accounts for one fifth of Ontario's opioid-related deaths.

This education session is provided by Toronto Public Health's harm reduction program, The Works, and aims to build capacity around overdose prevention, recognition and response in the Toronto Public Service and local community organizations.

Participants will learn from experienced harm reduction workers who will share status updates on the ovedose and drug toxicity crisis in Toronto, overdose prevention strategies, how to recognize overdose, and how to respond to overdose (including how to administer naloxone)

*Naloxone kits will not be provided at this training. Free naloxone is available to individuals through participating pharmacies and community organizations. Organizations wishing to stock their first aid kit with naloxone can purchase naloxone from a pharmacy or directly through the manufacturer.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If there are fewer than 10 registrants the training will be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation you will be notified on or before the Friday prior to the training date

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