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Backgrounder
In 2017, the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis put forward comprehensive recommendations for coordinated, nation-wide action by all orders of government.
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus' (BCMC) Task Force on the Opioid Crisis, issued the following statement in response to Health Canada's new initiatives to fight the opioid crisis.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
"The opioid overdose crisis is having a devastating impact on Canadian families and communities, with thousands of lives lost to preventable causes. It's also taking a heavy toll on our cities' first responders, front-line workers and community volunteers, who are working around the clock to save lives.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
FCM's Big-City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC) released its report on the opioid crisis today, calling for coordinated, pan-Canadian action by all orders of government to solve the opioid crisis, which has already claimed thousands of lives and continues to escalate.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
As British Columbia marks the one-year anniversary of the fentanyl crisis being declared a public health emergency, the Mayors' Task Force on the Opioid Crisis is releasing its initial recommendations to the federal government to better deal with opioid addictions and overdoses across Canada, focusing specifically on the lack of data collection and information sharing.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
Submission
More and more Canadians are dying from opioid overdoses. FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus launched a task force to share best practices and save more lives.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
Mayors from Canadian cities on the front-line of the opioid crisis met with federal cabinet ministers today, agreeing to strengthen collaboration on strategies to combat overdoses and drug-related deaths.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
News release
The newly-formed Mayors' Task Force on the Opioid Crisis will meet on Friday with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to discuss a coordinated national response to an unprecedented rash of opioid overdoses and deaths.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Opioid crisis
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