The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System or OMARS is a survey that allows people who have experienced an overdose to share their experiences. This information helps our community understand overdose issues and trends.

To anonymously report an overdose, please visit www.omars.ca.

You will be directed to a short survey that asks a few questions about your experience. Please do not share any information that may identify you such as your name or address. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Information shared through OMARS is reported in Waterloo Region Overdose Bulletins. Information may also be used to alert the community about urgent overdose issues through Overdose Alerts.

Need Naloxone?

If you or someone you know uses substances, they may be at risk for an overdose.  Naloxone is medication that temporarily reverses an overdose. Naloxone can safe a life and is available free-of-charge at many local pharmacies and through a number agencies in Waterloo Region.

Naloxone Distribution Programs in Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge 

Waterloo

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

2nd Floor, 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo

519-575-4400

Wed, Thu, and Fri – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kitchener

ACCKWA – Safepoint Needle Exchange Program

5-1770 King St. East, Kitchener

519-570-3687

Sanguen Community Health Van

Call or text The Van

519-591-4826

ACCKWA at St. John’s Kitchen

2nd floor, 97 Victoria St. North, Kitchener

519-745-8928

oneROOF Youth Services

242 Queen St. South, Kitchener

519-742-2788 ext. 207

Towards Recovery Clinic Kitchener

1145 King St. East, Kitchener

519-579-9647

OATC Kitchener

509 Park St., Kitchener

519-746-1919

OATC Kitchener East

1253 King St. East, Unit 4, Kitchener

519-279-6078

Cambridge

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

150 Main St. East, Cambridge

519-575-4400, Wed, Thu, and Fri – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ACCKWA Satellite Office (c/o Cambridge Self-help Food Bank)

2nd Floor, 54 Ainslie St. South, Cambridge

519-622-6550

The Bridges (across from Shoppers Drug Mart)

26 Simcoe St., Cambridge

519-624-9990

OATC Cambridge

150 Main St., Cambridge

519-624-6311

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