Accidental Drug Poisoning Crisis
Community of Practice (CoP)
SJA’s CoP directly addresses the need for further support of front line workers who are coming face-to-face with the impact of the opioid crisis in their everyday lives.
A supportive, like-minded community exists for those who need it
St. John Ambulance began the National Summit Series in response to the need for further support of frontline workers. Prior to the Summit, respondents were asked what motivated them to want to join the Summit, what challenges they were currently experiencing with the opioid crisis, and what information they were seeking. As a result, over 180 participants attended the first pilot event.
Piloted by our National Summit Series, the ADPC-CoP is a national initiative created as an expansion of the Summit series.
With representatives from across Canada, the ADPC-CoP aims to combat the insulation of information throughout the country and connect people to discuss the opioid crisis, ideas, challenges, trends, and practices in a safe space.
The ADPC-CoP regularly hosts events geared towards relevant, timely issues
ADPC-CoP events take place once a month over Zoom, providing an accessible space to share resources and create community-based solutions for the opioid crisis.
Events geared towards specific communities or issues can accommodate up to 100 participants; larger events will accommodate up to 500 participants and offer opportunities to hear from keynote speakers, participate in workshops, and engage in personal development.
Our next Community of Practice event will be held via Zoom!
We’re excited to announce our upcoming CoP focusing on the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and Harm Reduction! We will be looking at substance use within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Our speakers will explore how the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, what barriers they face, how to be a true ally to this community, and the scope of the crisis from this community.
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
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