In response to the rising number of opioid poisonings (overdoses) across Canada since the emergence of COVID-19, 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 in the homelessness-serving sector nationwide. The program is geared toward frontline staff and volunteers who may be responding to opioid poisonings and who would otherwise lack access to training and/or nasal Naloxone kits.
We are able to support organizations across Canada (excluding Quebec) who are actively supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, and who need training on how to respond to an opioid poisoning. We will provide free training and free Naloxone kits, or connect you with existing programs who may be able to support your needs locally.
* Due to funding structures we do not operate in Quebec, persons in Quebec who want more information related to opioid response can visit PROFAN.
Staff and volunteers at organizations anywhere in Canada, excluding Quebec, that are unable to access nasal naloxone for their sites through other channels, such as their local public health unit, and that serve individuals experiencing homelessness. This could include shelters, outreach sites, community centres, and more. Contact us to learn more if you’re unsure whether you qualify.
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.