Opioid Poisoning Response Training for Underserved Communities

SJA training programs for underserved communities exist to support those who are heavily impacted by the opioid crisis.

Communities and their members are invited to attend virtual, facilitator-led group training where they learn about opioid use, poisonings, and how to use naloxone. After the training, each participant will receive 1 to 2 kits of nasal naloxone. They can use this naloxone if there is an opioid poisoning in their home, workplace, or any other setting.

What you’ll learn:

  • Stigma and harm reduction
  • How to respond to an opioid poisoning
  • How to administer nasal naloxone
  • Self-care after a traumatic event

The course is approximately 120 minutes. Participants who complete the course will receive a free nasal naloxone kit.

Is my community eligible?

Many types of communities are eligible for this program. Examples include:

  • First Nations , Inuit, or Métis communities
  • Rural or Northern communities
  • Job sites
    • Trades
    • Security
    • Natural resources
  • Schools
    • Secondary
    • Post-secondary
    • Staff
    • Volunteers

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

Check out some of our helpful resources

Find a naloxone kit near me

Many provinces and territories offer free naloxone kits.

Drug trend reports

Read the latest drug reports across Canada to stay informed about the current state of the opioid crisis.

Opioid poisoning preparedness

Download a useful poster that can help if you suspect an opioid poisoning.

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