71.7 million dollars in Federal emergency funding is on the way to help with the opioid crisis in BC.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced the funding this morning to combat what she calls Canada’s worst public health emergency in decades.
The funding will go towards improving access to addiction treatment services in the province.
BC Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy says the boost will help connect youn and Indigenous people with addiction treatment and recovery, and will make it easier to get people to treatment following overdoses.
The emergency funding was announced at a conference in Toronto this morning.