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.
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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.
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.
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.
What you will learn with our course:
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.