August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held each year to raise awareness and end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends left behind. Globally, events are held to rouse action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.
Throughout BC, events will be held leading up and on International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join in activities and actions near your community.
We have compiled a list of events in BC here: