International Overdose Awareness Day
Each year on August 31st, service agencies working with people who use drugs hold memorial events remembering friends, loved ones, and community members who were lost to overdose.
In recognition of the impact of overdose on Toronto communities, Mayor John Tory has proclaimed that August 31st will be International Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto.
You can read the full proclamation here.
As Chair of the Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, I look forward to continuing our work to effectively reduce the harms of drug use.