Proposed Resolution – Canada’s Opioid Crisis

Today we will highlight the resolution proposed by AFDU Montreal Lakeshore- Canada’s Opioid Crisis.

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women urge the Government of Canada to work with the provincial, territorial and municipal governments to address Canada’s opioid crisis, as outlined in its December 16, 2020 document, Federal Actions on Opioids to Date, by: Improving access to, and the number of, safe injection and overdose treatment sites; expanding public awareness of addiction to prescription and street drugs; Updating current prescription and treatment guidelines; improving access to harm reduction treatment, such as access to Naloxone and safer alternatives; restricting the influx of illegal opioids and the tainted drug supply. 

RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women urge the Government of Canada to work with the provincial, territorial and municipal governments in order to expand its commitment to addressing Canada’s opioid crisis by additional means, including but not limited to, the following: working with stakeholders, including health practitioners and counsellors, on best practices in pain management; increasing support and psychosocial services for vulnerable people by increasing the number of trained professionals available to address the opioid crisis; training counsellors and public security personnel to better recognize an address addiction by integrating such training into their core curriculum and ongoing professional development; establishing across-Canada electronic prescription drug registry.

All proposed resolutions will be reviewed and discussed at the March business meeting. Our Advocacy and Action Committee are reviewing them in detail and will report their findings at the meeting. 

We will then have an opportunity for an open discussion of the proposals. Finally, we will take a vote to determine if CFUW Hamilton is in favor of supporting these proposals, rejecting them, or perhaps supporting them with some minor changes. Once accepted at the National AGM they become part of CFUW policy.

If you are interested in finding out more about this subject CFUW Oakville has invited us to attend their March 15th event . Their speaker, Dr. Jennifer Brasch will be presenting a talk entitled an  “Overview of Opioid Use Disorder ”. 

Please click on the button below for joining instructions.

The complete resolution package is available for download by clicking on the button .

Please join us via Zoom Tuesday, March 16th for this lively discussion. Your voice and your vote matter.

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