Developing an Organizational Overdose Response Plan
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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About this Session:
The opioid crisis has impacted organizations large and small across the country. Boards and management teams are seeking means of understanding the issue in their communities and supporting employees who encounter overdoses and drug use in the workplace. Learn how some libraries have prepared response plans and the importance of working with public health partners. The challenges of implementation, training approaches, and evidence-based resources will be reviewed.
Participants will come away with:
-Understanding of the significance of the opioid crisis in North America
-Knowledge of response plans and initiatives implemented by Canadian libraries
-Tips on evaluation and application of public health and evidence-based resources
About the Presenter:
Craig Todd-Langille is the manager for S. Walter Stewart District, Toronto Public Library, and has been the lead on developing and implementing TPL’s overdose response plan in partnership with Toronto Public Health. Previously Craig was employed by the City of Mississauga, University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Arbor Memorial Services.