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OC Speakers Series Nov 27 – The Opioid Crisis
November 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Registration is now open for OC’s second Speakers Series of the 2021-22 year. This session’s topic is The Opioid Crisis, and the event will take place on Saturday November 27th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speakers are Amber Fritz, who is with the Réseau ACCESS Network, and Shawn McLaren who is with St. John Ambulance.
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The opioid crisis is a complex public health issue that has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many communities across Canada reporting record numbers of opioid-related deaths, emergency calls and hospitalizations. Both Amber and Shawn provide critical support services. Amber has worked on the frontline of the drug poisoning crisis on several initiatives including overdose prevention education and naloxone and harm reduction distribution. As Chief Learning Officer for St. John Ambulance, Shawn has launched an Opioid program focused on the reduction of stigma and promotion of harm reduction. To view the speakers’ bios and/or to register, please go to Speakers Series & Standing Committees’ Workshops | CFUW Ontario Council (cfuwontcouncil.org)