Opioid Response Training for Individuals
Developed by our curriculum specialists this self-paced program is for everyday Canadians.

Opioid Response Training for Individuals

Developed by our curriculum specialists, SJA training programs for individuals are built to educate everyday Canadians on opioid awareness and response. Through our training you’ll learn:

  • How to identify drug stigmatization and harm reduction
  • How to recognize opioids and their impact on the body
  • How to identify and respond to an opioid poisoning emergency
  • How to develop a self-care plan

Individuals can choose to take their free training in one of three formats:

E-learning course

This online course is self-led and self-paced, so you can learn at your preferred pace. Please note that no naloxone kits will be provided upon completion of the online, self-paced course.

Virtual, facilitator-led course

This virtual, facilitator-led course allows you to learn from one of SJA’s certified Opioid Poisoning Response Training facilitators who will take you through the course material in an online classroom. The course is approximately 120 minutes. Participants who complete the course will receive a free nasal naloxone kit.

In-person course at your nearest SJA council

You have the option to take Opioid Poisoning Response Training (OPRT) at any of our SJA councils across Canada, which allows you to learn material in a hands-on environment from one of SJA’s certified facilitators. Participants who complete the course will receive a free nasal naloxone kit.

You can register for an in-person OPRT course near you by contacting your local SJA council to make an appointment.

SJA council locations

Register for an in-person Opioid Poisoning Response Training course at a SJA council near you. Below you can access the SJA locations within each province, and their contact information.

New Brunswick

200 Miles St., P.O. Box 3599, Station “B”
Fredericton, NB E3A 5J8
Email: nb.info@sja.ca
Phone: 1-800-563-9998

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Northwest Territories and Nunavut

5023-51 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1S5
Email: info.yellowknife@sja.ca
Phone: (867) 873-5658

Nova Scotia

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Prince Edward Island

7-410 Mount Edward Rd.
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 2A1
Email: pei.info@sja.ca
Phone: 1-800-565-5056


110, Crémazie Blvd W., STE 10
Montréal, QC H2P 1B9
Email: qc.info@sja.ca
Phone: 1-800-706-6660


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Unit C, 126 Copper Road
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2Z6
Email: yukon@sja.ca
Phone: 1-866-321-2651

Additional Resources

React and Reverse: Opioid Poisoning Response Training Brochure

Find basic information about React and Reverse: Opioid Poisoning Response Training from SJA in this informative brochure.

Suspect an Opioid Poisoning Poster

A valuable poster for home, work, or play. This poster outlines the important steps to help if you suspect opioid poisoning.

Opioid and Naloxone Training

Find a Naloxone Kit in Your Region

Many Provinces or Territories offer access to Naloxone kits. Find one near you.

Student Feedback
"I see myself ready to assist our residents and community members who may be suffering from opioid poisoning."

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