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August 3, 2017
Technical briefing on next steps for Toronto's Overdose Action Plan
Tomorrow, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa will hold a technical briefing on actions the City is taking in response to recent overdoses. A media availability with Dr. de Villa, Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul's), Chair of the Board of Health and Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel will immediately follow.

Date: Friday, August 4
Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m. technical briefing; 10:30 to 11 a.m. media availability
Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room 1

Note: Only members of the media will be permitted and must register with the staff contact identified below before 7 p.m. today in order to attend. The technical briefing is for background purposes only and is not for attribution. Prior to the technical briefing cameras will be allowed in the room for setup but will not be permitted to record until the media availability.

The Toronto Overdose Action Plan: Prevention and Response was presented to and adopted by the Board of Health in March 2017 and can be viewed here:

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Lenore Bromley
Toronto Public Health



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