We are Simcoe County Moms who have either lost a loved one to opioid overdose or have a loved one at risk of overdose. Our energy has been primarily focused on forming a local support and an advocacy group.
We are Guided by the Following Goals:
- to raise local awareness of the unprecedented toxicity of opioid drugs and the severity of this Opioid Overdose Epidemic which has already taken the lives of 15,393 from January 2016 to December 31st 2019. Most opioid overdoses were unintended and were attributed to toxic drugs like Fentanyl and Carfentanil unknowingly being added to the drug supply.
- to petition all levels of government to declare a PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY to release significant Human and Financial Resources to collectively fight this unprecedented epidemic;
- to initiate the Forever Campaign using posters and banner ads to honour the memory of our loved ones who were lost to unintentional fatal opioid overdose;
- to warn and protect those in our community who remain at highest risk of toxic overdose, remembering that no person or family is exempt;
- to provide support and a voice for grieving families who continue to be silenced and stigmatized because their loved ones died of drug overdose.
Simcoe County Moms for Overdose Awareness and Prevention
Affected Simcoe County Moms have formed a partnership with the Barrie Advance Newspaper and the Simcoe County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise awareness.
Thank you for your support!
We are open to other partnerships to Stop Opioid Overdose Harm in our community.
We strongly support the goals of Moms Stop the Harm
MOMS STOP THE HARM (MSTH) is a Canada-wide network of over 900 Canadian families who have lost a loved one to overdose or have loved ones at risk of overdose.
MSTH calls for an end to the failed war on drugs and embraces an approach that reduces harm and respects human rights. They believe people who use drugs should not be criminalized and must be treated with compassion and respect.
We encourage our members and visitors to become members of MSTH.