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  1. Good Samaritan Act – Public Service Announcement

    The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and the Canadian HIV / AIDS Legal Network have created a short video to raise awareness of Canada’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. The act aims to increase the likelihood of a person seeking medical assistance during an overdose emergency by providing  protection from charges pertaining to drug possession when they seek emergency help for an overdose victim. The film and PSA build on previous efforts to improve public awareness about the legal protections offered by the Act, including a fact sheet and wallet-sized information card, both available in English and French.

    These free resources can be found at www.overdoseprevention.ca and at http://preventingcrime.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/97809_Rev3-WalletCard-3.pdf

     

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