Opioid Management

Family doctors are facing increased pressure when it comes to the safe prescribing of opioid medications. A list of relevant resources to support you in your practice has been compiled and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Clinical Tools

Centre for Effective Practice

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Resources and Links

Continuing Professional Development Courses

Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Opioids
  • ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain supports primary care providers in management of their complex chronic pain patients, including by connecting primary care providers from across Ontario with each other and with two inter-professional pain specialist teams during weekly videoconferencing sessions.

  • Learn about upcoming CME-accredited webinars and events for physicians and continuing professional development opportunities for other health-care professionals.

University of Toronto

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

Ontario Pharmacists Association

Patient Resources

Information for Patients and Families about Opioid Pain Medicines – one-page handout – Institute For Safe Medication Practices Canada

Information for Patients and Families about Opioid Pain Medicines – two-page handout – Institute For Safe Medication Practices Canada

Reframe Health Lab

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Updates