Opioid Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction

Ask the Experts: CICMH Webinar Series #27

This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students. Catriona Remocker and Dr. Tim Dyck from CARBC will talk about the opioid crisis and how to encourage community dialogue on campus. Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies.

Key Learnings
  • History of opioids and build-up to the current crisis
  • Engaging in community dialogue as a way to understand the crisis
  • Overview of Ontario’s opioid-use situation
  • Overdose prevention
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Useful resources related to overdose prevention
  • Developing policies and protocols

Catriona Remocker is a Research Associate with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, a PhD student in Social Dimensions of Health at the University of Victoria and a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in family systems therapy.

Dr. Tim Dyck is a Research Associate in the Vancouver knowledge mobilization team of University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC.

Jean Hopkins, MSW, MSc is a Policy Analyst for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division.

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