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

Other Tools

  • Getting Started with an Opioid Use Registry - AFHTO
  • 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