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Sign Action Alert: Call on elected leaders to step up and end the opioid crisis

In communities across Canada, the opioid overdose crisis rages on. In the past five years, nearly 20,000 lives have been lost. In 2020, nearly 2,500 people died of opioid overdose in Ontario – a 60 per cent increase over 2019. 

We need a federal commitment to decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use as well as a commitment for a safer drug supply.

The Ontario government of Ontario has yet to fulfill its 2019 election promise of 21 consumption and treatment service sites. Ontario has failed to take advantage of the federal class exemption and fund overdose prevention sites. And, it has failed to amend its drug formulary to support safer supply programs.

Join us! Call on those elected to bring this public health crisis to an end. Deaths due to opioids are preventable. 

Sign our Action Alert today. 
 

Last Updated: 
2021-07-06