Time: 08:30 am
Name of Organisation: Overdose Response Community Action Team
Contact: Sukh Shergill
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable.
Join us on this Overdose Day event to learn about overdose awareness and prevention from leaders on the front line of the overdose crisis. Including those with lived experience, family, Indigenous, Medical and First Responder perspectives.
Key Note: Guy Felicella
Guy spent years in the grips of addiction and now dedicates his life to advocating for harm reduction and removing the stigma against addiction and substance users. He will discuss relevant topics of safer supply, decriminalization, harm reduction and treatment options. Guy is pushing the barriers to address current overdose crisis and addressing the truth behind the toxic drug supply.
Learn and ask questions to this diverse group of presenters:
Leslie Mcbain – Co-Founder Moms Stop the Harm, Family Lead BCCSU, Bereaved Mother
Len Pierre – Consultant, Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility
Dr. Sharon Vipler – Addiction Medicine Lead, Fraser Health, Opioid Agonist Therapy
Mark Griffioen – Surrey Deputy Fire Chief of Community Risk Reduction, From Data to Action
Hosted by Jesse Atton – Mental Health & Harm Reduction Worker/Advocate