Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 05, 2015 12:25 ET

Media Advisory: Drug users' centre honours overdose response

WHEN: 11am, Thursday, Nov. 5

WHERE: Drug Users Resource Centre, 412 East Cordova, Vancouver

WHO: CUPE frontline workers, first responders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) - The Drug Users Resource Centre in the heart of the Downtown Eastside will hold a ceremony at 11am this morning to mark 1,000 people trained to administer lifesaving Narcan for opiate drug overdoses.

The centre is staffed by CUPE frontline workers. First responders and Centre staff will be honoured for their quick response during the deadly Fentanyl crisis that swept the Downtown Eastside this summer.

Contact Information

  • Dean Wilson
    Drug Users Resource Centre
    778-938-0809

    Murray Bush
    CUPE National Communications Representative
    778-554-2234