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Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response Training; Toronto Public Health

This training aims at building capacity within City and community organizations to respond to overdose by sharing knowledge gleaned from emerging practices in community overdose response as well as experiences from The Works Harm Reduction program. Participants can expect to learn about the overdose/toxic drug supply crisis in Toronto, basics in overdose prevention and recognition, and how to systematically respond to overdose within their service environment including the administration of Naloxone.

Sessions are held 2 times per week at pre-set locations across the city.

Details and registration link can be found on The Works' Overdose Education and Resources webpage or directly through Eventbrite:

At this time we cannot provide in-service sessions of this training; however, we are happy to share the presentation for you to train your own staff. Additionally, we are happy to provide agency-specific support in overdose protocol development. In 2018, The Works will also be running Train-the-Trainer sessions for organizations that are ready to incorporate naloxone into their own overdose response- we will circulate more information on this and post to The Works website closer to launch.

If you have questions or are seeking more information please email