Stop Overdose Ottawa Online Trainings


a honeycomb bulletComplete our Stigma: How You Can Impact Change online training.
Learn about stigma and how we can all work together to support our community through the language we choose.

a honeycomb bulletOur online Overdose Prevention and Response Training is now available! 

Learn about types of drugsdrug intoxication and overdose prevention, naloxone, the 5 steps to respond to an opioid overdose, and available supportsTake it at your own pace. 

a honeycomb bulletOur online Party Safer training is now available! 
Learn about how and where to access Naloxone, reduce health risks using party safer tips, how to identify and respond to an overdose and find information on local supports. Take it at your own pace and get a certificate of completion.


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Staying informed on the toxic drug supply can save lives. Sign up to receive our new Stop Overdose Ottawa Alerts. Stop Overdose Ottawa Alerts are issued when Ottawa’s Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force becomes aware of issues related to toxic drugs circulating in the community. Examples include: increased risk of overdose, new drug toxicity risk, and other new or noteworthy drug trends presenting in the local unregulated drug supply.

a honeycomb bulletJune 11, 2024 : Ottawa Public Health in collaboration with its partners launches the Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health Business Support Toolkit. The toolkit is here to support local businesses and their dedicated employees, with a suite of practical resources designed to enhance safety, health, and overall community well-being.

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Sharps kits are available for pick-up at participating locations. Keeping Ottawa neighbourhoods safe is our collective responsibility. In an effort to promote community safety, Ottawa Public Health (OPH), along with numerous City and community partners, has implemented a variety of measures to provide safe options for disposing of drug paraphernalia and addressing items that have been improperly discarded. Learn how to dispose of needles and drug paraphernalia.

a honeycomb bulletSee our new factsheets on nitazenes and medetomidine/dexmedetomidine in the unregulated drug supply.

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