We all want our communities to be free of the harms caused by substance use and addictions. Yet, thousands of people are harmed and die from substance use and overdoses each year. The stresses of COVID-19 have exacerbated this public health crisis. In Canada, opioid-related deaths increased 88% between April 2020 and March 2021 from the same period before the pandemic began—according to Statistics Canada.
What are barriers to addressing the crisis?
What steps can reduce risk and save lives?
How can communities and churches respond in a good way?
Dr. Pamela Leece
Public Health Physician
Public Health Ontario
The Rev. Glen Sampson & Norma Aucoin
Northern New Brunswick Regional Ministry
Kamloops Community Action Team
Join us on Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. (Eastern)/8 a.m. (Pacific), for an opportunity to share, learn and connect online at the Symposium on the Addictions Public Health Crisis: Equipping churches to respond well.