Opioid Harm Reduction (OHR) at the Canadian Red Cross focuses on reducing the negative consequences of illicit and prescribed opioid use through education and increased access to naloxone.


The opioid crisis is a growing public health emergency with tragic consequences for those who use substances, their families, communities, and workplaces.

Canadian Red Cross is committed to helping workplaces reduce the risk of death from opioid poisoning in the workplace and increase awareness of opioid-related harms.

To support workplaces to comply with new Occupational Health and Safety requirements in Ontario, Canadian Red Cross is collaborating with workplaces to facilitate opioid poisoning response training and distribution of naloxone kits through the Ontario Workplace Naloxone Program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD).

Red Cross naloxone training and distribution meets all requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Working for Workers Act (Bill 27). In our free, self-directed online course, workers will learn about opioids and how they affect the body, how naloxone works, and how to administer naloxone. The training is focused on supporting workers to become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency.

Sign up to receive more information about the Ontario Workplace Naloxone Program and how we can help workplaces be compliant with naloxone related OHSA requirements.

The Canadian Red Cross is a national expert in Prevention and Safety education, training more than 1.8-million Canadians each year.

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