Most opioid poisonings are accidental
Nasal naloxone saves lives.
SJA provides opioid poisoning response training that meets the needs of:
SJA provides support for those directly impacted by opioid poisonings
The Accidental Drug Poisoning Crisis – Community of Practice (ADPC-CoP) is a national initiative that aims to connect people with lived experience, frontline workers, and anyone else impacted by the opioid crisis to discuss ideas, challenges, and trends in a safe space.
Keynotes & workshops
Events take place online once a month, providing an accessible space to share resources and create community-based solutions for the opioid crisis.
Our CoP newsletter and other resources provide useful information on opioid poisonings, and actions that communities can take to reduce their impact.
Participants benefit by being part of a nationwide community of like-minded, supportive individuals who understand the challenges of being a frontline worker through the opioid crisis.
Participants trained to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency
of trainees reported high comfort levels to respond to an opioid poisoning upon completing training
Nasal naloxone kits distributed
would recommend SJA Opioid Poisoning Response Training to others
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.Training Program Participant
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.Training Program Participant
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.Training Program Participant
This training is vital in ensuring that harm reduction is the focus in providing care and that we rid ourselves of any stigmas or presumptions we might have in dealing with addiction.Client Feedback
National Drug Alert System
94% of opioid deaths are accidental, and people are dying every day from the contaminated drug supply.
Through crowdsourcing, SJA works with harm reduction and drug-checking services from across the country to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the contaminated drug supply so Canadians can be more aware.
SJA has free nasal Naloxone kits
It’s everyone’s responsibility to get trained and carry nasal naloxone because it can save lives. SJA provides desperately needed opioid and nasal naloxone training, as well as nasal naloxone kits to individuals, communities, and organizations that are struggling to manage opioid poisonings.
- 1 hard case
- 2x doses of nasal Naloxone 4mg/0.1ml
- 1x one-way breathing barrier
- 1x pair of non-latex gloves
- 1x “Trained to Give Naloxone” card
- 1x fold-out instruction page
About St. John Ambulance
St. John Ambulance is at the forefront, providing first aid training and medical assistance to people in need. In any disaster, human or natural, St. John Ambulance Canada volunteers are there to offer assistance, expertise, caring, and compassion.