The Toronto Overdose Prevention Society w/ Sarah Ovens

Episode 7: Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. In 2016 there were 3,005 opioid-related deaths in Canada. In 2017 the figure jumped to 3,996. The Canadian government’s response has been inadequate, which has prompted a wave of activism.

We talk to Sarah Ovens, a social worker and an organizer with the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (TOPS), about why the opioid crisis is taking place and what her organization is doing to try to address it.

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