Opioid Overdose Response Training for Workplaces

27 Nov Opioid Overdose Response Training for Workplaces

Deanna VandenBroek | PPH
Evan Brockest | PDS

Overdose can happen anywhere, even where you work.

Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose at work, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Participants will also receive information and resources on harm reduction and establishing an overdose response protocol for their workplace.

Designed for agencies and businesses, this training is offered free-of-charge and is open to frontline workers, service providers, and staff.



February 20, 2019 | 9:00-12:00 PM EST


Peterborough Public Health | 2nd Floor
185 King Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

Facilitator Biographies:

Deanna VandenBroek | PPH
Deanna VandenBroek is a Health Promoter with Peterborough Public Health and one of the advisory stakeholders with the Peterborough Drug Strategy. She has spent the last 5 years working in the area of substance use prevention and harm reduction with a particular focus on opioids and as a result has observed the ongoing evolution of the situation around opioid use and its related harms. Deanna was born and raised in Peterborough and has a Bachelor of Public Health from Brock University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Guelph.

Evan Brockest | PDS
Evan Brockest is a Project Lead and acting Coordinator with the Peterborough Drug Strategy, where he is currently leading a two-year research, training and public education initiative related to cannabis. Having worked in the health and social service fields for over 10 years, Evan brings a unique combination of experience in the areas of research, education, program evaluation, communications, and community development.


  • Will participants receive naloxone kits after the training?

No. Participants will be provided with information and resources about how to obtain naloxone for their first aid kits.

  • Who should attend this training?

Anyone who works for an organization or business who is in a position to respond to an opioid overdose in their workplace. Formal first aid training is not a prerequisite for participation.

  • How many staff members from my organization or business can attend?

There is no registration limit.