Opioid Awareness Program

The FNCPA’s Opioid Awareness Program was developed to provide a First Nations specific toolkit including information, promotional, and community engagement materials to First Nations police services to increase awareness of opioids and the dangers of both prescription opioids and street drugs. The program complements the FNCPA’s Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Program and reinforces the messaging around driving and accepting rides.

The aim is to enhance awareness, provide accurate information, promote discussion, encourage First Nations youth to make safe, healthy choices about opioid use, and to make all community members aware of how they can help to fight the opioid crisis in First Nations communities. The materials use positive messaging and a straightforward, culturally grounded approach to present information in ways that will appeal to First Nations youth, families, and communities.

All materials are available in both French and English.

For more information, contact:

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
MRP and Communications Manager

The MRP and Communications Manager is the FNCPA’s in-house MRP resource person and manager of MRP projects and programs.

Email: [email protected]

OPIODS? Misuse, you lose!

Community Engagement, Information and Promotional Items Toolkit

Intended for use by First Nations police services as part of their community engagement on opioid awareness, the toolkit provides FNCPA branded materials geared to youth but suitable for use with all community groups. Materials include: a Powerpoint presentation, posters, collector cards, magnets, keychains, and stress balls.

Posters

Intended for use by First Nations police services as part of their community engagement on the opioid crisis, the posters feature notable First Nations people, the program slogan, inspirational quotes by the person featured on the poster, and information about opioids.

Powerpoint Presentation

Intended for use by First Nations police services as part of their community engagement on opioid awareness. The presentation provides an outline, basic information, photos, and Stick Person illustrations and animations that may be added to or modified for use with community groups of all ages.

Collector Cards

The cards feature Theland Kicknosway, Cody Jamieson, or Brooke Stacey on one side and provide information about opioids on the other side.

Promotional Items

The FNCPA has produced a range of materials featuring the FNCPA Opioid Awareness Program slogan to spread the word about the importance of making safe and healthy choices about opioid use. These include:

  • Keychains: Female Hockey Player and Male Lacrosse Player with the “Opioids? Misuse, you lose!” slogan printed across the back of their jerseys.
  • Magnets: Featuring Theland Kicknosway, Cody Jamieson, and Brooke Stacey, the opioid slogan, and individual messages.
  • Stress Balls: FNCPA Police SUV with the “Opioids? Misuse, you lose!” slogan emblazoned on one side.

Magnets

The magnets feature Theland Kicknosway, Cody Jamieson, or Brook Stacey along with key campaign messaging.