The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they respond to the overdose crisis during the pandemic and beyond. This includes supporting expanded access to safer supply projects to offer a pharmaceutical alternative to the toxic illegal drug supply. As part of these efforts, the Government of Canada is providing $7,741,951 million in funding for three safer supply projects to help people with opioid use disorder in Toronto, Ontario.
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will join John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, to announce funding for projects that support people living with opioid use disorder in Toronto.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth; on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the launch of the StaySafe™ COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program in Ontario’s Waterloo Region, through a $430,000 investment from the Safe Restart Agreement.
On behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, will announce federal support for a COVID-19 rapid screening program.
The Government of Canada continues to support communities across Canada as they work to respond to the overdose crisis and substance use-related harms. This includes nearly $16.5 million in funding for 11 projects being carried out in British Columbia.
Today, Ken Hardie, M.P., on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced nearly $16.5 million in funding for 11 projects to help support communities in British Columbia in their efforts to address and prevent substance use-related harms.
Ken Hardie, Member of Parliament, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, British Columbia’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, will announce federal funding for eleven projects that help address and prevent substance use-related harms in British Columbia.
Today, the Government of Canada announced Susan Fitzpatrick as the head of the Canadian Drug Agency Transition Office. Ms. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience leading health care organizations in the Province of Ontario and she has guided significant organizational changes to improve the delivery of care.
Susan Fitzpatrick has substantial leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the provincial health care sector, including significant background in change management, stakeholder engagement, and strategy development. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has gained a deep understanding of the health care and life sciences sectors in Canada.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Saskatchewan to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.