Okanagan Naloxone is a volunteer project in partnership with H.O.P.E. Outreach, with the aim to expand naloxone training and education to all residents of the Okanagan. We hope to reduce the stigma surrounding opioid use, and encourage all members of the public to get training regardless of whether they are at risk.
Okanagan Naloxone was started by Ariel Smith; a first-year medical student with the UBC Medicine’s Flexible and Enhanced Learning course.
Prior to entering school Ariel volunteered with H.O.P.E. Outreach as the harm reduction coordinator and team lead for the Naloxone training team. H.O.P.E. Outreach has a dedicated team of volunteers that walk the streets of Kelowna and Vernon at night distributing necessities such as clothes, toiletries, feminine hygiene, harm reduction, and naloxone kits.
Okanagan Naloxone does not accept any donations at this time. Donate to H.O.P.E. Outreach to support their outreach and naloxone teams.