Moved by Councillor Riel
Seconded by Councillor Zippel
Whereas the Peterborough region ranks third among Ontario municipalities for the rate per 100,000 for opioid emergency department visits;
Whereas there have been 19 suspected opioid-related overdose deaths in Peterborough City and County in the first six months of 2019; and
Whereas supervised consumption sites save lives;
Therefore be it resolved that the City of Peterborough supports in principle the submission of applications to the province and federal government for authorization and funding for the operation of a supervised consumption site under the provincial government’s Consumption and Treatment Services model that provides integrated, wrap-around services that connect clients who use drugs to primary care, treatment and other health and social services.