Naloxone for Community Based Organizations

Mandating naloxone kits in high-risk workplaces

Starting June 1, 2023, employers must provide naloxone in the workplace if certain circumstances described in the Occupational Health and Safety Act apply. For a limited time, those employers can get free naloxone training and nasal spray naloxone kits through Ontario's Workplace Naloxone Program.

The Ontario Naloxone Program, Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies and Ministry of Health distribution partners will not be responsible for the distribution of naloxone kits in the workplace.

See more information on naloxone in the workplace.

Free naloxone kits

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care provides free nasal spray naloxone kits to agencies that meet eligibility. These agencies can train and distribute naloxone to individuals, and family and friends of people who are at risk of an opioid overdose.

Agencies that are eligible to distribute free naloxone include:

  • Shelters
  • Outreach organizations
  • AIDS service organizations
  • Community health centres
  • Aboriginal health access centres
  • Withdrawal management programs
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Hospital emergency departments or urgent care centres
  • Police and fire services

Eligible agencies must complete required registration information and undergo mandatory training. If you would like to discuss your agency's eligibility, call 289-783-5761.

Order naloxone kits

If you're a registered and approved agency and would like to order naloxone, complete the order form.

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Contact Information

Order and Delivery Information

Note: Some organizations that are registered have multiple sites. Delivery will only go to the address registered with Public Health.

Notice of Collection

Any personal information or personal health information submitted will be collected, used, and disclosed, where applicable, by members of Regional staff according to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Any information you share will only be used for the intended purpose for which it was provided.

For questions or comments about privacy practices, or for more information about the administration of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in Niagara Region programs, see Freedom of Information and Open Government.

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