Contact Your Local Government
You can help make a difference by urging your local mayor and city council to support the Patch4Patch program.
Share the message below, or share your own message, by e-mailing, calling, or writing your local city councillor and mayor.
If you are a city councillor or mayor of a city and are interested in supporting the Patch4Patch program, please contact the office of MPP Vic Fedeli at email@example.com or 416-325-3434.
Fetanyl abuse kills — but it doesn’t have to.
The Patch4Patch program saves lives, and could be saving lives in our community.
After North Bay experienced at least 15 overdoses in six years, their Drug Strategy Committee worked with, local police, physicians, and pharmacists to come up with the Patch4Patch program. It requires legitimate users to hand back their used fentanyl patches to pharmacists before new patches are provided.
The program has saved lives and reduced crime in North Bay — there hasn’t been a single death from a fentanyl overdose there in the past 12 months. Dozens of other communities have begun implementing their own Patch4Patch programs.
I urge you to support Bill C-33, the Safeguarding our Communities Act, at Queen’s Park, and consider bringing in a Patch4Patch program in our city.
Visit http://www.patch4patch.ca for more information.