Overdose prevention and response information for service providers

The following message was sent to CLBC service provider agencies from Ross Chilton, CEO, Community Living BC:

Following International Overdose Awareness Day, we want to remind you about some resources to assist you in the important work you do to support some individuals who may be struggling with an addiction and/or accessing the toxic drug supply. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities have also continued to face drug-related overdoses and deaths which led to the Province declaring a public health emergency.

The health, safety and well-being of the people we serve is our shared top priority. We encourage service providers themselves to consider obtaining a Naloxone kit and completing training.

There are important educational and information resources online, including:

No individual should have to struggle through this alone, so thank you for all you do to provide supports. If there is other information that would help your organization safely support at-risk individuals please let us know.

Sincerely,

Ross Chilton
CEO
Community Living BC

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