Toronto residents group concerned about homeless shelter in former Roehampton Hotel One local Facebook group created for the safety and security of midtown residents is awash with images, comments, and posts about the city’s new homeless shelters. Councillor Jaye Robinson is a member of the group and has been addressing complaints directly. Protestors clash over […]
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. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/22/inmate-hunger-strike-at-ontario-jail-ends-after-five-days.html Canada’s largest mental health hospital calls for removal of police from front lines […]
On May 14th we took to the streets with Toronto’s Prisoners Rights Project. Protesting at Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair’s office. We are demanding the release of all prisoners because COVID-19 is a death sentence to all of those inside.
Coronavirus and opioid crises highlighting the need for stable housing If we want life to go back to “normal” sooner rather than later, we have to accept the fact that the health of the most vulnerable is entangled with our own By Sara Garnett https://nowtoronto.com/news/coronavirus-opioid-crisis-housing/ Toronto groups file legal action against city over its response to […]
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 […]