Drug Awarness (International Overdose Awarnees Month) Seminar.
I'm looking for one more speaker to present approx. 40-45 minutes freom CAMH.????
Type of Event:
Non-CAMH Mental Health Events
January 01, 0001
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Hope United Church
2550 Danforth Avenue
My name is Michael Kessel of Toronto, Ontario. I am a Funeral Director with the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in the Main and Danforth area located at 2570 Danforth Avenue. Over the last 3 years we have had the unfortunate task of arranging funerals for 37 people who suffered overdoses. To my discontent, this is still an ongoing situation as to which, I have become quite disturbed as to what is happening pertaining to opioid overdoses etc. in my community and have decided to host a Drug Awareness Information Session in the Main and Danforth area. I have the full support of Service Corporation International (Dignity Memorial), to host such an event.
Purpose of this program
Substance abuse and drug dependency are problems of significant proportions in your society today. They are the leading causes of preventable illness, disability and DEATH in Canada. Drug dependency can become a disease that affects not only individuals but every component of the family, workplace and the community.
We will host this event on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 1pm at Hope United Church at (Main & Danforth). This venue is able to accommodate a large number of attendee’s and we aspire to fill the church to those who are interested in this topic.
I need your assistance
We at Giffen-Mack are currently in the process of securing KEY NOTE SPEAKERS to make this event very worthwhile and get the message out to the community. I have contacted Toronto Police Drug Enforcement who have confirmed their presence as well as Mr. Peter Markwell from the John Howard Society who also confirmed his presence. We are currently seeking a third speaking for our event and wondering if you, or a member of your team or colleague would be interested and willing to be our final key note speaker.
What is to be gained from this awareness presentation
My Primary objective of this program is to educate and spread drug abuse awareness within my community. It usually begins with parents educating their children at home, as time passes, this awareness program will provide information on what to do and how to show support when a friend or family member is going through rehabilitation. Resources will be available to all that attend.
As this event is extremely time sensitive, we would gladly appreciate a response by end of day today. As we are waiting to secure 1 more speaker to go ahead with the marketing and advertising.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you kindly!