As a response to the recent surge in illicit opioid overdoses in our communities, the Board of Education has partnered with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and a variety of other community groups in conducting presentations at some schools to share information with concerned parents and students.
As Chair of the Board of Health, I have been pleased to lend my support and speak with many of you at these presentations, fielding any questions.
I have also heard interest expressed by some residents unable to attend one of these information sessions for a recap of some of the information covered at these meetings. You can now find Ottawa Public Health’s presentation to these schools at the attached link.
I would like to thank the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for the opportunity to help shed some light on this difficult subject as well as OPH’s community partners, Ottawa Police Services, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Youth Services Bureau, and all those who came out to share their resources with the community.
I encourage residents to reach out to Ottawa Public Health with any additional questions you may have. Awareness is the first step toward remedying any problem. Please email OPH at firstname.lastname@example.org. I, as your Councillor, also welcome your inquiries.
Please visit www.stopoverdoseottawa.ca for more information.