On February 21, 2017, a first national Day of Action will be held across Canada to demand different levels of government take meaningful and concrete action to address the opioid overdose epidemic devastating communities across the country. The demands include an end to the war on drugs, the removal of barriers to health care including immediate improved access to naloxone and opiate substitution therapy, and the implementation of policies that are informed by real life experiences of people who use drugs. Actions are taking place in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and other communities across Canada.
Local organizations are seeking endorsements for their lists of demands. To sign on to the demands, or to find out more information about the actions taking place closer to you, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/371308773235925/?active_tab=about or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.