Kristen Paquette, C4’s CEO, is presenting during two events examining the opioid crisis in Canada. She is focusing on learnings from Project Amp which pairs youth with young adults in recovery for brief mentorship to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use.

Her presentations are part of a series on “Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned from the United States” sponsored by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the U.S. Embassy to Canada in Ottawa. The first event is in Montreal on September 13, and the second event is in Halifax on September 14 (registration is required). The events include experts from the U.S. alongside local experts to share experiences with communities across Canada most affected by the opioid crisis.

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