Inmate hunger strike at Ontario jail ends after five days
After the “productive meeting” the inmates agreed to call off the strike, Ali said. The strike began with about 100 inmates participating and ended with about 78 still going, she added.
Canada’s largest mental health hospital calls for removal of police from front lines for people in crisis
Canada’s largest psychiatric facility is throwing its support behind mounting calls to remove officers from the front lines for people in mental health emergencies.
Protesters stage sit-in outside Toronto Police headquarters in support of Black Lives Matter
Thousands of people gathered outside Toronto Police headquarters on Friday in an unprecedented sit-in — organized by Not Another Black Life in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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About 100 inmates to stage hunger strike at Lindsay jail over inhumane conditions
About 100 inmates are expected to stage a hunger strike at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont. on Monday morning to protest what they say are inhumane living conditions inside the facility.
Advocate wants harm reduction, including safe supply program, to play a bigger role in P.E.I.
Angele DesRoches with PEERS Alliance is urging government to consider safe supply measures to curb the harm for individuals who use illicit drugs. – Contributed
Toronto shelter temporarily shuts down amid COVID-19 outbreak that killed 2
A Toronto shelter for people experiencing homelessness has closed for two weeks after COVID-19 killed two men who were staying there and infected 18 others.
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How harm reduction measures are changing under the COVID-19 pandemic
“It’s been a struggle, especially the last couple years. I’ve been homeless, (in) jail, everything,” he said.
Toronto’s unregulated opioid supply more contaminated than any other unregulated drug, report finds
Drug samples expected to be opioids were more contaminated than other expected drug types, according to a report released by the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation (CDPE), housed within the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto.
City clearout of Toronto homeless encampments leads to standoff with residents
TORONTO – City officials, police officers and heavy machinery moved in on Friday to dismantle encampments under a downtown Toronto highway where homeless people live.
Opioid crisis worsens during pandemic
TORONTO — Harm reduction workers battling Ontario’s opioid crisis say COVID-19 is making the situation worse, as police and public health officials in Toronto report a spike in overdoses and related deaths since the start of the pandemic.