OPS Evaluation Report

January 20, 2020

 

OPS Evaluation Press Release

PLEASE JOIN US:

Press Conference & OPS Evaluation Report launch on Tuesday, January 21st at 10am 

Location: St. Stephen’s Community House – 91 Bellevue Ave (in the gym)

 

With remarks by

Dr. Eileen De Villa - Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health

Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi - Scientist, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions and Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital

Kapri Rabin - Executive Director, Street Health 

Bill Sinclair - Executive Director, St. Stephen’s Community House 

OPS clients & staff will also speak at the event

 

The results of an evaluation by public health researchers of two Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) in Toronto are being released today. The first OPS is operated by Street Health in the Sherbourne/Dundas area, with the second OPS in Kensington Market at St. Stephen’s Community House. The major findings of the evaluation highlight how these two OPS are reducing overdose-related harms, because staff are available to immediately respond when overdoses occur. Findings also highlight that OPS increase safer drug use, since clients can consume drugs more slowly, in a calm environment, with sterile equipment.

The full 48-page OPS Evaluation Report report can be dowloaded here