Have you or others been arrested at the scene of an overdose? We'd like to hear from you.

If you:

  • have been arrested at the scene of your own overdose after May 2017; or
  • witnessed an arrest or an investigation at the scene of an overdose after 911 was called after May 2017

Please tell us your detailed story in the space provided, including as much of the following information as possible:

  • Date and location (Canadian city)
  • Were you the caller, a witness, the person requiring assistance, or a service provider?
  • Who called 911?
  • Who attended the call? (RCMP? Local police? Paramedics?)
  • Did paramedics refuse to intervene until police arrived? 
  • What did police do when they arrived? Did they conduct an investigation, make an arrest, or provide/refuse to provide first aid?
  • What were you or others charged with?
  • How has this incident affected your relationship with/view of police?
  • Has this incident made you more reluctant to phone 911? Explain

You do not have to use your real name. It would be helpful for Pivot staff to be able to contact you for follow-up if necessary. Please check the "SEND ME EMAIL UPDATES" option to provide Pivot with consent to follow up.

Please note: This information will be used to help advocate for better legal protections for people who call 911 during an overdose. It may be shared publicly, including with Health Canada and other members of government. We will not reveal the identity of any person providing input unless they explicitly consent to being identified.