Know More: Opioid public awareness

The Know More public awareness initiative aims to engage teens and young adults on the facts surrounding the opioid crisis and health risks associated with problematic opioid use.

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About Know More

Know More - Drugs: Get the facts. Know the Risks.

In 2018, the Know More public awareness initiative started as in-person sessions in high schools, on post-secondary school campuses, at festivals and other events. It has now transitioned to virtual classroom presentations in 2020. 

During the sessions, participants are encouraged to learn about opioids through interactive activities covering the following topics:

  • What are opioids?
  • What is fentanyl?
  • Overdose awareness and understanding the crisis in Canada
  • Signs of an overdose
  • The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
  • Addressing stigma towards people who use drugs

Discover more about the Know More tour and how you can participate.

Supporting materials

Know More is supported by a broader marketing campaign to ensure that Canadians, especially youth, learn about the facts surrounding the crisis and health risks associated with problematic opioid use. The aim is to reach as many communities across the country as possible. Engagement is increased through our supporting materials, which are available to view or order:

Know More kit

Order one or more copies of the Know More kit by filling in the form below. The kit includes a copy of each of the following resources (not available to order individually):

Request a tour visit or order Know More kits

Complete the following form to request a tour visit to your school or to request one or multiple copies of the Know More kit.




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