Know the signs of opioid poisoning.
Get nasal Naloxone and get trained.

Opioid Response and Nasal Naloxone Training From St. John Ambulance

Opioid Poisoning is on the rise across Canada.

All across Canada, the opioid epidemic is getting worse. Health Canada asked St. John Ambulance to provide desperately needed opioid and nasal Naloxone training, as well as nasal Naloxone kits, to communities who are struggling to stop opioid poisonings (overdoses).

St. John Ambulance started in late 2020 by developing programming to help support homeless shelters and other supportive organizations in communities all over Canada. And now, we are launching Opioid Poisoning Response Training to other communities to make sure that anyone can learn about how to help fight the opioid epidemic. We have classes geared towards the general public, and also for shelters and community organizations, and the construction and trades industries.

To learn more, you can read about our programs on this site, or get in touch with us at

Opioid and Naloxone Training

How We Help

Read About Opioid Response Training for Homeless Shelters and Support Organizations

St. John Ambulance is working with Employment and Social Development Canada and Health Canada to provide Naloxone training and nasal Naloxone kits free of charge to agencies nationwide.

Read About Opioid Response Training for Community Organizations

Supporting Underserved communities across Canada, those with the greatest need for training and nasal naloxone distribution, this program seeks to increase knowledge of how to respond to an opioid poisoning and administer nasal naloxone.

Read About Our Free Public Online Self-paced Course

Our curriculum and media specialists have developed an online course based on our existing webinar and materials to educate everyday Canadians on opioid awareness and response.

Our Impact
Participants trained to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.
Courses Completed
Naloxone Kits distributed.
0 %
of training participants reported high comfort levels to respond to an opioid poisoning, upon completing training
0 %
would recommend SJA Opioid Poisoning Response Training to others.
Community Organizations trained

Participant Feedback

I feel confident knowing that if I come across someone who has been poisoned that I now have the skills to try and reverse it.
I see myself ready to assist our residents and community members who may be suffering from opioid poisoning and then we have a reduced case of death resulting from overdose.
I love the holistic approach of this training, from the biological side to societal stigma to the actual administration of nasal naloxone. I think one thing our organization is working at always improving is using language that does not connote blame and that is supportive and restorative. I appreciate that this was included.

About Our Programs

What you will learn with our course:

  1. How to recognize an overdose
  2. How to manage the situation
  3. How to use nasal Naloxone
  4. How to take care of yourself after the event

What You Get In the Kit

  • 1x Hard Case 
  • 2 x Doses of nasal Naloxone 4mg/0.1ml 
  • 1 x One-Way Breathing Barrier 
  • 1 x Pair of Non-Latex Gloves 
  • 1 x Trained to Give Naloxone Card 
  • 1 x Fold Out Instruction Page

About St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance is an international humanitarian organization and is a foundation of the Order of St. John. As Canada’s standard for excellence in First Aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance offers innovative programs, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality training. Revenue generated from First Aid/CPR training supports St. John Ambulance’s charitable work in the community.

This program was funded by a contribution from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.