Team Group: Opioid Poisoning Response Training (OPRT) Team
As the Program Manager of the Underserved project, Lorlyn is an advocate for harm -reduction focused practice and trauma informed care. Lorlyn is a firm supporter of community-lead knowledge and comes from a background in drug monitoring services, bringing with her a wealth of community awareness.
Maria is our Program Evaluation Specialist, leading performance measurement and evaluations for all 3 programs. She brings 6 years of evaluation experience in the non-profit and healthcare sector, and holds a Master of Health Evaluation Degree from University of Waterloo. Maria is also Vice-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society – Ontario Chapter, Board of Directors. […]
After authoring and facilitating the OPRT curriculum, Bang is now responsible for the development of new Harm Reduction and Mental Health Curriculum to further support people who use drugs and people managing perpetual trauma. Bang Ly is also the host for the National Accidental Drug Poisoning Crisis Community of Practice.
With years of experience as a Digital Content Developer and Instructional Designer, Atyia brings a wealth of creative and design skills to SJA’s Substance Use and Addictions program. Here, she collaborates with various team members, creating learning materials and courses in line with the Harm Reduction and Mental Health Curriculum.
As Program Manager for SJA’s Reaching Home stream, Alanna’s efforts are focused on supporting homeless shelter and support organizations with access to relevant training and life-saving naloxone kits, and fostering conversations around supportive site policies for people who use drugs. With more than a decade of frontline experience in restorative justice and peer-led supervised consumption, […]
Bringing over 5 years of Human Resource Management and Administration skills to the team, Deanna project manages the team’s priorities and oversees the Facilitator Support Team. Deanna also manages the certification process of new facilitators within SJA’s National Office, SJA’s Provincial Branches, and with many Partnered Organizations nation-wide for the OPRT Curriculum.
As the Project Administrator, Killian is responsible for guiding and scheduling the incoming OPRT facilitators throughout the various stages of the Train-the-Trainer process. Killian also assists with communication between partner organizations, and councils within SJA. Killian comes from an extensive background in social services, having worked in community planning, education, and various non-profit organizations.
Claire oversees the community engagement team, which supports communities and individuals across the country enrolled in the OPRT program. In line with the principles of community-led approaches, this includes outreach and relationship-building with underserved communities to develop customized approaches to training.
Incredibly passionate about Harm Reduction and Poisoning Awareness, Camille brings a unique mix of lived, and professional experience to the team. In her role, you can find her teaching the OPRT course to marginalized communities, training new facilitators to use the OPRT curriculum, and advocating for a safe supply.
Julie is a Program Facilitator/Registrar who is extremely passionate about harm reduction, decriminalization, and the dignity of people who use drugs. She is a registered social worker with a degree in criminology and brings a wealth of experience working frontline in many different roles, always with a passion for informed care and stigma reduction. Julie […]