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Toronto Star Article- School Avoidance Tied to Mental Health
Published on Thursday, 23 February, 2023

OACAS Conference Flyer- Connect & Collaborate
Published on Monday, 6 February, 2023

Free training opportunity- Supporting Opioid Harm Reduction
Published on Monday, 6 February, 2023

As we have all come to learn too well, the opioid crisis in Canada has devasting effects on individuals, families, communities, and our health care systems. Tragically, this crisis has worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a staggering 7,560 deaths recorded in 2021.  This represents a 72% increase over 2020!

 

To address these alarming and increasing figures, Canadian Red Cross through funding from Health Canada, has developed a free, online course, First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies. The course takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.  Attendees

  • Learn bout opioids and how they affect the body
  • Explore factors that can affect the risk of an opioid poisoning
  • Discuss ways to reduce the influence of stigma and gain strategies for self-care
  • Understand how naloxone works and how to administer naloxone 

The course aims to empower participants to become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, and also enables them to receive a free nasal naloxone kit upon completion of the course*. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that temporarily reverses the life-threatening effects of opioid poisoning.

 

Interested? For ease, you can click here and REGISTER NOW

Free training opportunity- Supporting Opioid Harm Reduction
Published on Monday, 6 February, 2023

As we have all come to learn too well, the opioid crisis in Canada has devasting effects on individuals, families, communities, and our health care systems. Tragically, this crisis has worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a staggering 7,560 deaths recorded in 2021.  This represents a 72% increase over 2020!

 

To address these alarming and increasing figures, Canadian Red Cross through funding from Health Canada, has developed a free, online course, First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies. The course takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.  Attendees

  • Learn bout opioids and how they affect the body
  • Explore factors that can affect the risk of an opioid poisoning
  • Discuss ways to reduce the influence of stigma and gain strategies for self-care
  • Understand how naloxone works and how to administer naloxone 

The course aims to empower participants to become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, and also enables them to receive a free nasal naloxone kit upon completion of the course*. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that temporarily reverses the life-threatening effects of opioid poisoning.

 

Interested? For ease, you can click here and REGISTER NOW

SAVE THE DATE- Conference 2023 Flyer
Published on Thursday, 19 January, 2023

SAVE THE DATE- Conference 2023 Flyer
Published on Thursday, 19 January, 2023

Memo sent to School Boards
Published on Friday, 21 October, 2022

Province Takes Action to Ensure Students Catch Up
Published on Friday, 21 October, 2022

Come Join the OACAS Executive
Published on Friday, 21 October, 2022

We are looking to fill some vacant spots on our Executive. 
 

Conference 2022 Agenda
Published on Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

 Please click below to view the agenda for the 2022 OACAS conference. 

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