Save The Spot!
Supervised Consumption Site
In the middle of an overdose epidemic, Sudbury’s Supervised Consumption Site Minoogawbi, La Place, The Spot will close unless provincial funding is approved by the Ministry of Addictions and Mental Health. An application was submitted over two years ago, and no response has been given.
We can't wait anymore. Help us #SaveTheSpot by emailing city council and signing the provincial petition below. Your email and signature will automatically send the below to key elected officials and help us put pressure for change. The Spot saves lives. Help us keep it alive.
The date is approaching fast and lives will be lost when this life saving service closes! We need the province to provide essencial funding for this vital service!
Since 2018 there has been a 346 per cent increase in opioid overdose deaths in Sudbury compared to 60 per cent in Ontario. 112 Sudbury and Manitoulin residents died from an opioid-related overdose in 2022, an average of 9 people a month, and we have already had 78 fatalities this year.
In the middle of a drug poisoning epidemic The Spot has been essential for Sudbury, reducing overdose deaths, reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, reducing risk and connecting individuals with essential social and healthcare services. In 2023 alone, The Spot had almost 1,000 visits and reversed all 15 overdoses that happened on site, saving lives and drug checking services to prevent the risk of overdose.
Each overdose is a person, and when we reverse an overdose that is a person who is still alive.
If this funding application is approved, we can keep our doors open, move to a more central location, stay open longer and ultimately help more people.