Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on December 14 for our next Lunch & Learn educational session.

Narcan / Naloxone Training (with Train the Trainer) Presented by Rebecca Thomas, Vancouver Coastal Health. 10:00am – 12 noon
Positive Living BC Boardroom
803 E. Hastings Street (@ Hawks Street)
Seating is LIMITED. A light snack will be provided.
To attend this lunch & learn, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at or call (604) 893-2239

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Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is an opioid-blocking drug that has been used to quickly reverse heroin, morphine, OxyContin®, and other opioid overdoses. It is a safe drug with minimal side effects and has been approved for use in emergency settings in Canada for over 40 years. The current Fentanyl crisis has made this emergency treatment much more well known.

Two sessions:

1. Naloxone Training beginning at 10am for approximately one hour… shows you how to administer life-saving Naloxone if you encounter someone who is experiencing an overdose from Opioid Drug use.

2. We will hold a Train the Trainer session for those who are interested so you can train others to administer this life-saving antidote.

Holiday giving and helping with Positive Living BC

During the Holidays here at Positive Living BC we could always use a helping hand in our various departments, we offer a wide variety of positions. Click here to volunteer today!

Get your friends and family to choose us this season for their Holiday charity of choice. Every dollar makes a difference for our members & services. Consider donating today!

Holiday Dinner update

Financial constraints are preventing Positive Living BC from hosting our annual Members’ Holiday Dinner in 2016. Your Board of Directors knows how important this event is to many Society Members–and we apologize for this seemingly Scrooge-like start to your holiday season. However, we simply were unable to secure enough funding for this year’s event when the cost of other direct services are considered. Be assured, the Dinner remains a priority for us and the event will be restored as soon as funds are available (hopefully in 2017). We are also hoping to provide a comparable free-to-members event sometime in Spring 2017 to launch our move into our new headquarters. Stay tuned!

Please contact neils@positivelivingbc.orgwith your questions and concerns.

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Published: December 9, 2016

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