Ottawa Public Health (OPH) and the Ottawa Police Service have
issued an alert to warn residents about counterfeit
prescription medications found in the city. It is suspected that counterfeit
drugs found in Ottawa have been involved in recent life-threatening
overdoses. At the school district, we work with our community partners to
better understand these issues and to share information with parents and
students about drug use prevention and community resources and supports.
We encourage parents, students
and community members to be informed. More information about counterfeit
pills, overdose prevention, naloxone and local treatment resources can be found
Parent Information Sessions:
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been
working with Rideauwood Addictions and Family Counselling, Ottawa Public
Health, and Ottawa Police Services to organize parent evenings at several of
our school locations.
We know that the more information you have, the better
equipped you are to parent.
The sessions will be held on:
Wednesday, March 8 - Earl of March Secondary School at 7:00 p.m.
- 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 9 - Glebe Collegiate Institute at 7:00 p.m. -
Wednesday, March 22 - Longfields Davidson Heights SS at 7:00
p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 - Gloucester High School at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00
These presentations will focus on opioids and opioid
overdose, followed by a marketplace of community resources. Parents will also
have an opportunity to speak directly to Public Health nurses, Rideauwood
counsellors and Ottawa Police.