ARTICLE: Feds funding 2 safe drug supply sites in Toronto amid worsening opioid overdose crisis

The federal government is set to announce funding for two new safe drug supply programs in Toronto — a move that comes amid a worsening opioid overdose crisis that has left dozens dead across the city this year alone.

The Emergency Safer Supply Program and the Downtown East Collaborative Emergency Safer Supply Program are “innovative new harm reduction approaches” based in Toronto, according to a news release from federal officials on Wednesday.

The two sites, operated by community organizations Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre and South Riverdale Community Health Centre, are providing clients with reliable pharmaceutical opioids as an alternative to potentially-deadly illegal drugs, the release continues.

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