Eligible community agencies may apply to receive naloxone kits to distribute to clients, as well as their family members and friends. Eligible agencies as defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care includes community-based agencies such as:
- Community Health Centres, including Aboriginal Health Access Centres;
- AIDS service organizations;
- Outreach Programs;
- Withdrawal management programs;
- Emergency departments and urgent care centres;
- St. John Ambulance branches;
- Overdose prevention sites;
- Supervised injection/consumption services;
- Police and fire services;
- Any other community-based agencies meeting the following requirements:
- Works directly with drug-using populations at risk of opioid overdose through harm reduction programming, outreach and/or social determinants of health;
- Reaches a difficult to reach (priority) population not otherwise served where there is known drug using/opioid activity; and,
- Has demonstrated staffing capacity to manage naloxone distribution/training with clients, inventory, and reporting to the Ontario Naloxone Program site.
If your agency is considering carrying naloxone as part of an opioid overdose response plan or to distribute to clients as well as their family and friends, see the Organizational Opioid Overdose Assessment Tool and complete the Naloxone Distribution Statement of Need (both links below).
Use this tool to determine whether your organization requires naloxone on site as part of an overdose response plan or whether you may carry naloxone to distribute to clients as well as their family and friends.
To determine your organization’s eligibility, complete a Statement of Need and a Harm Reduction Team Member will respond to your request within one week.
View various opioid-related resources available to print out.