Street Health’s OPS Community Advisory Committee begin regular meetings.
A dedicated Crisis Outreach Worker is hired at Street Heath to support those who are not among our regular clients.
Read Toronto Star article: Safe Supply programs can reduce opioid deaths.
Substance Use and Addictions, Health Canada provide one-time funding which supports the evaluation of OPS services.
April to current
OPS community supporters rally. Activities include: press conference at Toronto City Hall, demonstrations at Queen’s Park, many fundraising efforts. Donors include: Toronto Overdose Prevention Society, private family foundations, several CUPE locals, church and community groups, hundreds of individuals.
Street Health’s OPS operation is threatened as the Ontario Government funding is abruptly eliminated.
A coordinated used drug needle pick up program begins in the local community.
Health Canada and the Ministry of Health approve the continuing operation of Street Health’s OPS.