History of OPS at Street Health

2020

August

Twenty/Twenty Arts launches the Weathered digital photo exhibit which remembers friends and loved ones who have died from overdose. This project is also a fundraiser for Street Health's OPS raising over $10,000.

Weathered Banner

 

April 30

Staff mark the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis in continuing efforts to create awareness on this issue.

Day of Action

April

Toronto Paramedic Services attends the highest number of suspected opioid overdose-related deaths in a single month since September 2017. There were 343 suspected opioid overdose calls to paramedics, including 25 deaths.

March to current

Street Health’s OPS continues to provide support during COVID 19.

February

Life threatening spikes in overdoses reported in several Ontario communities including Toronto.

January 31

Health Canada approves Street Health’s exemption and Street Health announces that community donations will support the OPS Continued operation – both to March 31, 2021.

January 21

Street Health and St. Stephen’s hold a press conference to release Overdose Prevention Sites Evaluation.

Read Toronto Star coverage

Eval PC