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Media advisory,
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:30 a.m.,
Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, 970 Dixon Road,
News conference,
Ontario’s police leaders provide update on conference looking into challenges
posed by province’s opioid crisis

Broadcast time: 04:59
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Corporate Communications

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, 970 Dixon Road, Ontario’s police leaders will provide an update on their conference looking into the challenges posed by the province’s opioid crisis.


Superintendent Ron Taverner
Toronto Police Service
Chair, OACP Substance Advisory Committee

Dr. Rosanna Salvaterra
Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough Public Health

Conference topics Include:

• Upstream Prevention That Matters
• A Public Health Approach to Drug-related Issues
• Drug Strategies in Action: Perspectives from Municipal, Provincial and Federal Partners
• The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: What Does It Mean?
• What’s in the Drugs: A Five Year Review
• Current Experiences from People Who Use Illicit Drugs
• From Heroin and Hydromorphone to Methadone and more: Addiction Treatment
• Harm Reduction: Community-based Peer Initiatives in Ontario
• The Policing Experience in Western Canada
• From British Columbia to Portugal: Learning from Drug Policy in Other Jurisdictions
• Initiatives in Enforcement and Justice
• Avoiding Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Media contact:

Joe Couto
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Twitter: @OACPOfficial

Constable Allyson Douglas Cook, Corporate Communications