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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit:

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Education / Employment / Development - Employment Assistance - General

Service Canada

Offers information on Employment Insurance (EI), & Social Insurance numbers.more info

Address / Contact Info
201 - 60 Front Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
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Topics: Employment

Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS)

Who Are We?
Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS) is a dynamic, growing company that has been providing individualized employment and life skills services to clients on Vancouver Island since 1992.

Our professional approach, creative and energetic staff, and dedication to exceptional service have been recognized through ongoing contracts with Federal and Provincial Governments, Crown Corporations and private insurance companies.

VIVRS provides services throughout Vancouver Island with staff in Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville and Courtenay. Our staff offers all necessary academic qualifications, an extensive variety of work experience, and membership in professional associations such as the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, the BC College of Social Workers, and the Canadian Career Development Association.

Our knowledge of the communities in which we work and our solid relationships with employers and community service providers give our clients a head start in their efforts to contribute to society and enhance their sense of self worth. more info

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Work BC - Employment Resource Centre

Operates a resource room, offering free access to computers, workshops, job postings and job search assistance. Job seekers can set up an appointment to meet with a Case Manager for one-to-one support with career, training and self-employment exploration as well as job search activity.more info

Address / Contact Info
101 - 155 Skinner Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5E8
Phone: (250) 714-0085
Web Links Website
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Topics: Employment