International Overdose Awareness Day in our regions

August 24, 2020

On August 31st, The AIDS Network joins our friends and allies worldwide in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, a day where we renew our commitment to solidarity with people who use drugs and to advocate for policy and resources to end an epidemic that has caused the death of 15,393 people in Canada since 2016.  

This year, in light of the Covid 19 pandemic, our incredible Harm Reduction staff and our partners in the regions we work in have worked hard to bring  International Overdose Awareness Day events into online spaces, bringing our communities together and keeping our movement strong. 

In Hamilton, join us via our International Overdose Awareness Week Facebook event where we will share information and updates all this week leading up to IOAD on Monday, August 31st.


In Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant, the International Overdose Awareness Day planning committee, a group of service providers and folks with lived experience, is also running an International Overdose Awareness Week Facebook event, join us for a week full of information and updates!


In Halton, join HOPE ( the Halton Overdose Prevention Education committee) on Monday, August 31st for a free Zoom discussion 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

This training will be utilizing a harm reduction, anti-oppressive trauma informed approach designed for anyone impacted by substance misuse including families, friends, etc.

To receive your Zoom coordinates, please register through Eventbrite here


Stay tuned to our social media for International Overdose Awareness Day content all week, and join us in the fight to end this epidemic!