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Resources Related to the Opioid Crisis

​​​Across Canada, organizations and jurisdictions are working collectively to drive impact at the national, jurisdictional and local levels in fulfilling their commitments under the Joint Statement of Action, as well as contributing to end the opioid crisis.

The resulting resources presented here are organized along the pillars of the Canadian drugs and substances strategy.

Partner organizations have supplied some of the resources on this page. CCSA cannot vouch for the accuracy or currency of the information in these resources. Inclusion of a resource on this page does not imply endorsement or authorization by CCSA.


Resources to educate and support efforts to prevent harms from opioid use, including improving pain management and education for health providers.


Resources that ensure the quality, access and availability of supports that can help individuals experiencing harms from opioid use.

Harm Reduction  

Resources that outline efforts to reduce the harms experiences from opioid use, including opioid poisonings.

Enforcement ​

Resources related to police and other enforcement agency efforts to reduce harms from illicit opioid use.

Evidence Base

Resources that provide research evidence and data related to opioids and the extent of and response to the crisis.

Public Health Response

National efforts that represent collaborations and information sharing to combat the opioid crisis.