News Toronto to lease hundreds of hotel rooms to ease crowding in homeless shelters Toronto says it will lease hundreds more hotel rooms to ease the crowding in its homeless shelter system in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, as a Montreal man became the country’s first homeless death from the virus. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-toronto-to-lease-hundreds-of-hotel-rooms-to-ease-crowding-in-homeless/ […]
News How Toronto’s party scene can get safer using harm reduction “The good news is that there’s already many harm reduction services available for partiers and promoters to access and fold into their event programming.” https://nowtoronto.com/music/features/harm-reduction-toronto-parties/ OD deaths decrease in B.C. but officials say safer drug supply needed “Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says […]
Push for rescue breathing in Overdose response causes changes in kits: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontario-changes-rescue-breathing-opioid-overdoses-1.4608089 April 10th 2018 Find out where to get a Naloxone kit You can also learn more about Naloxone on our blog. Moss Park OPS moving inside end of June: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/moss-park-ops-indoors-1.4658552 May 11th 2018 Federal Government announces needle exchange programs in prisons: https://globalnews.ca/news/4208380/feds-prison-needle-exchange-program/ May […]
What Doug Ford as Premier could mean for safer injection sites and harm reduction in Ontario: https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2018/06/10/with-doug-ford-as-premier-city-braces-for-fight-over-supervised-injection-services.html June 11th 2018 Anti-Ford protesters gather in front of his campaign office: https://nowtoronto.com/news/ontario-election-2018-doug-ford-protest/ June 6th 2018 Get more harm reduction news on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Book Launch: Fighting for space: a book launch and harm-reduction history March 19th 6:30-9:00 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and event begins at 7 p.m. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street – FREE event, everyone is welcome – Description: Through the 1990s, Vancouver experienced a drug crisis similar to the epidemic that Canada struggles with […]
Allied event: Ocap Speaker series: One Of Us: Why Toronto’s Poor Should Welcome Refugees March 15th 6-8pm, 40 Oak Regent Park Community Food Centre Free event with meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens Description: Featuring speakers from No One Is Illegal-Toronto and OCAP There is a pervasive sense that refugees and poor immigrants, particularly those […]
No More Drug War banner dropped over the DVP Feb 20th 2018, for the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis. Eight cities participated, fighting for decriminalization of all drugs. We are demanding the war on drugs to end, for decriminalization, for a public health emergency, for pardons, for prisoners’ health and rights. Check […]
When: February 20, 12:00–14:00 Where: Department of Justice: 130 King St W (King and University) NO MORE DRUG WAR! February 20 is a national day of action, with events happening in multiple cities across Canada. Please join us in Toronto. WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE END TO THE CRIMINALIZATION OF DRUGS. In 2017 over 4,000 people […]