Community response to maintain Street Health’s OPS
April 26, 2019
The Ontario Government doesn’t believe that a life-saving Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) is necessary at Sherbourne and Dundas, Toronto.
In fact this location is at the epicenter of 911 drug overdose calls. Drug overdoses now surpass automobile accidents as the leading cause of death in Canada. OPS service is essential healthcare that saves lives and warrants Ministry of Health funding.
As services are being cut, community members are pushing back – contacting politicians, organizing fundraisers, making this issue a priority for donations and - helping Street Health keep our OPS doors open.
This essential lifesaving service and the full range of wrap-around healthcare that Street Health provides (nursing, mental health, referrals and more) continue to serve individuals who are experiencing homelessness or lack secure housing in an accessible, nonjudgmental and client-centered manner.
Every donation designated to the OPS enables Street Health to continue providing this service.
Donations can be made online.
Please add your voice to our advocacy efforts – take a moment to sign this petition.
Or send a letter - Letter of Support Templates.
Thank you to everyone who is part of this response to tell the Ontario Government that they must do more to keep people safe during this healthcare crisis.