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Opioid Harm Reduction

Canadian Red Cross Certified

Increase your skills and knowledge about opioid poisoning emergencies by taking a free, online course through the Canadian Red Cross.

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

In the First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies Course, you will become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone. You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid poisoning, what naloxone is and how naloxone works to reverse an opioid poisoning. This free training will show you how opioids affect the body and explore ways to reduce the influence of stigma around opioid poisoning. You will receive a free nasal naloxone kit upon completion of the course.

Becoming an Opioid Harm Reduction Champion

In the Becoming an Opioid Harm Reduction Champion course, you will consider the impact of sharing bite-sized messages (focused on reducing stigma and responding to an opioid poisoning emergency) within your personal and professional networks using social media and other tools.

Opioid Harm Reduction

The opioid crisis is devastating families and communities across Canada. Tragically, the crisis has worsened since the onset of COVID-19, with 7,560 deaths recorded in 2021. Opioid poisoning can happen any time—to a friend, a colleague, or a loved one. Knowing how to respond could save a life.

Learn how to intervene in an emergency with a Standard (Intermediate) First Aid course.