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Activity: IOAD August Education Campaign
Date: 01/08/2020
Time: 12:00 am
Location: **VIRTUAL**
Follow along on our social media pages: @BFOMR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Bereaved Families of Ontario
Contact: Jaime Bickerton
Phone: 519-603-0196
Email: jaime@bfomidwest.org

In commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2020, we are launching an education campaign during the month of August. We hope to reduce the stigma and prejudice associated with deaths by substance use, build awareness and educate the community about the impact it can have on individuals and families who are grieving, and promote access to supports.

Each week through the month of August, our education campaign will focus on various aspects of substance use and the grief associated with this type of death.

We will be discussing:

August 4-7: Stigma and the importance of language
August 10-14: Complicated grief and how it relates to deaths by substance use
August 17-21: Member stories and finding meaning
August 24-28: Resources, supports and International Overdose Awareness Day events

All of our campaign and discussion materials will be available through our social media channels (@BFOMR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and weekly emails through the month of August.