Opioids - usage, risks, treatment and prevention of overdose | Online

In this self-directed, online course, participants will learn what Naloxone is and why it matters.


  • Canada is currently facing an opioid crisis that has been declared a public health emergency.
  • In 2018, there were over 4,000 opioid-related deaths in the country.
  • There were over 7000 deaths in Canada in 2022 – averaging 20 deaths per day.
  • Ontario has the highest number of opioid toxicity deaths by population.

Participants will learn:

  • What the opioid crisis is
  • Why there is a stigma surrounding drug use
  • What Naloxone is and how it works
  • How to safely administer Naloxone
  • What to expect after administering, and what to do next

Since June 1, 2023, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) has required employers to provide and maintain naloxone kits in the workplace if the employer becomes aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that

  1. there is a risk of a worker opioid overdose,
  2. the overdose may occur in the employer’s workplace, and
  3. the worker performs work for the employer (i.e., is not employed by another employer at the same location).

Learn more about how employers can determine if they need to provide naloxone in the workplace.

Duration: 90 minutes

Member Price: $0

Non-Member/Public Price: $50

Course is also available in French.