Good Samaritan Act

Did you know that since 2017, the Good Samaritan Act provides immunity from simple possession charges for those who call 911 in the case of an overdose?

Opioid overdoses are claiming the lives of thousands of Canadians of all ages, and from all walks of life. The impact of the opioid crisis continues to be devastating to individuals, families and communities. Many of these deaths are preventable if medical attention is received quickly, but evidence shows that witnesses to an overdose often do not call 911 for fear of police involvement. We are sharing this information and will be providing posters to community partners to promote awareness as well as encourage action by people who are witnessing an overdose so they can seek help, and ultimately, save lives.