Partners & Sponsors

We are proud to present the Sponsors and Partners for Let’s Talk Overdose: The Hidden Pandemic and How to Stop it. This conference is only made possible by the generous contributions, time, collaboration, and support provided by many groups of individuals and organizations from Canada and beyond. These organizations are passionate reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction and fighting this hidden pandemic.

We will be linking more information about each organization (recent publications, reports, projects, and opportunities for collaboration here – so please stay tuned!

Thank you to our sponsors who have generously donated to this event. This event is not possible without your support.


The Complex Pain and Addiction Services (CPAS) is a consultation service at Vancouver General Hospital, providing    assessments and treatment to patients who experience additions.



The Department of Psychiatry at McGill is at the forefront of psychiatry education, research, and clinical care in Canada. Several professors and research labs are particularly interested in understanding addiction and how to support people with lived and living experiences with mental health and substance use challenges.

Learn more about the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University here.


Thank you to our partners who have generously donated their time, ideas, and collaboration to this conference and who continue to work together raise awareness to the opioid crisis.

Through funding, advocacy and leadership in the field of mental health and addiction, the  InnerChange Foundation is focused on innovation and change. InnerChange is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health outcomes for Canadians suffering from addiction and related mental health challenges. This year, the InnerChange Foundation is focusing their efforts on youth who at high-risk of overdose

Learn more about the InnerChange Foundation here.

The UBC Student Recovery Community is a peer-led community for UBC students who are in recovery from addiction. They aim to bring light to and de-stigmatize the hidden community of students with lived and living experiences of addiction. UBC Student Recovery is the very first community addressing addiction and substance use among students and creates a safe and supportive space students to talk about their goals, challenges, and successes during recovery.

Learn more about the Student Recovery Community here

Instagram: @recovery_UBC


AMS Peer Support at the University of British Columbia is a group run by students for students delivering peer-to-peer support for students and staff facing a diverse number of challenges. Students and staff who are not sure where to turn when faced with challenges such as social isolation, anxiety, or depression can book a free appointment with AMS Peer Support as the first step in understanding how they are feeling and getting connected to resources.

Learn more about AMS Peer Support, here.

Founded in 1988, The International Society of Addiction Medicine is a community of physicians who are focused on advancing international knowledge about Addiction Medicine. ISAM aims to recognize the role of many physicians who dedicate their practice to addressing and managing addictions worldwide, to enhance the credibility of a physician’s role in addressing addiction, and to highlight the important role that education plays addressing addiction.  .

Learn more about ISAM here.

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is a national group of clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to supporting Canadians to understand and recovery from substance use disorders. CSAM offers opportunities for all

Canadians to better understand what substance use disorders are, how to treatment them, and how to recover from them.

Learn more about CSAM here.