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Review of Supervised Consumption Services and Overdose Prevention Sites – Key Findings [2018-10-22]

In July 2018 Christine Elliott, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced a review of Ontario’s Supervised Consumption Services and Overdose Prevention Sites. The minister engaged with representatives from various sectors to receive feedback on these sites, including health care professionals, community leaders, local business representatives, police, municipal leaders, site operators, researchers and persons with lived experience. At the same time, the ministry conducted a review of scientific research and reports to examine experiences in other jurisdictions and site performance data. The minister visited several sites and toured neighbourhoods with representatives of the local Business Improvement Association.

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, October 22, 2018