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August 30, 2016
City of Toronto to recognize Overdose Awareness Day
The Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel that oversees Toronto's municipal action plan on alcohol and other drugs will hold a media event on Wednesday to mark August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto. This international day remembers people who have lost their lives to overdose and raises awareness about the need to prevent future deaths.

Date: Wednesday, August 31
Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available with Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, and members of Toronto's harm reduction community.

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Media Contact
Keisha Mair
Toronto Public Health

Raymond Ngu
Councillor Cressy's Office



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