Overdose Response


Course Duration: 3 hours / This course is FREE
IMPORTANT:  If you want to attend this training session and are not able to book due to courses being sold out, please send me an email and let me know your name, phone number, and email address. There is a good chance we can still get you into a training session. nick@heart2heartcpr.com



Overdose Response Training / Peer Support Responder

The Overdose Response Training (Peer Support Responder) program is a direct response to the ongoing opioid poisoning crisis. We recommend this training for those who are most likely to encounter, witness or experience opioid poisoning.

Our goal is to save lives by providing FREE training and supplies. Each responder will receive an emergency response backpack that includes a Bag-Valve Mask with HEPA filter, hard-case pocket mask, mini-first aid kit, and PPE.

Types of Responders may include outreach workers or emergency response teams of volunteers in a high-risk apartment complex, neighbourhood, or community housing. The responder can also be an individual (family member, friend, peer, neighbour, resident) who may be acting as a “monitor” for someone who is using drugs. They may also be individuals who use drugs themselves and have agreed to take turns with their peers to monitor each other.

Bringing this training to “peers” in high-risk settings will provide the knowledge, skills, and supplies to give lifesaving care while protecting themselves.

We are confident that this initiative will save lives and provide a platform for offering similar standardized programs across the province, including our Northern Indigenous communities. We plan on offering this program in remote and Indigenous communities very soon.

This initiative is 100% sponsored by Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services and is our way of giving back to a community. We are proud to announce our new non for profit organization called ‘The Community Responder Network’. This organization was established in loving memory of Garth Johnston and Natalie Brais and honours all those who have lost their lives from opioid poisoning or homelessness. Our advocacy work within this initiative is geared toward providing support services and a voice for the marginalized population.

If you have any questions or require any further information about this program, please contact Heart to Heart CPR’s CEO, Nick Rondinelli at 416-960-5319 or email him at nick@heart2heartcpr.com.