City-wide leaders announce support and launch petition for supervised injection services in Toronto
Overdose is a crisis in our City - supervised injection services will save lives and improve public safety.
Following the release of a report from Toronto's Medical Officer of Health earlier this week, leaders from around the City joined together to release a statement, signed by over 50 city-wide leaders, in support of implementing supervised injection services in the City of Toronto.
The group also launched a petition, asking for those across Toronto to sign in favour of supervised injection services in Toronto. Click here to sign the petition and add your voice in support of these life-saving services.
Over 50 leaders - including Dr. Howard Ovens, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, former Mayors Barbara Hall, David Crombie, John Sewell, Art Eggleton and David Miller, Norman Inkster, former Commissioner of the RCMP, Paul Beeston, former President of the Toronto Blue Jays, Rev. Colin Johnson, Anglican Archbishop of Toronto, Roy McMurty, former Attorney General and Chief Justice of Ontario, Lorna Marsden, former President of York University, Greg Corbara, former Minister of Finance - Government of Ontario, Dr. Paul Garfinkel, founding CEO, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses Association of Toronto - signed the statement, urging that Toronto implement these services to help save lives and improve public safety.