Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada

A Documentary Screening and Community Conversation

You’re invited to engage in important dialogue and help shine a light on the overdose epidemic in Canada. Join us for a free screening of this poignant documentary, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker Adam D’Addario, local experts and individuals with lived experience.

About the Documentary

Synopsis: There’s no sugarcoating it – Canadian lives are being taken at an alarming rate by apparent overdose-related deaths. Lives are being senselessly taken at the hands of devastating overdoses. Between January 2016 and September 2019, there have been more than 14,700 apparent opioid-related deaths. Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada is a documentary that aims to reduce the stigma around substance use disorder (SUD) and inspire others to take action.
“From major cities to small towns this issue has taken lives, ruined families and flooded our communities.”

Warning: This documentary trailer contains profanity.

Event Details

Thank-you to the panelists and to everyone from the community who attended! A summary of the event discussion and photos will be posted shortly. Please check back soon.

Date: August 31, 2022


Adam D’Addario: Filmmaker, Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada

Matt Watson: Detective Inspector, OPP

Jeff McWilliam: District of Muskoka Chief of Paramedics

Shari Dubois: Mother, survivor, Founder of Coco Bear Fundraiser and advocate for youth mental health and addiction awareness

Sarah Tilley: Harm Reduction Manager, Gilbert Centre

Michelle Van Lierop: Addictions and Counselling CMHA, Muskoka-Parry Sound

Yvonne Heath, survivor, founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement (panel facilitator)

Location: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. East, Huntsville, ON

Get Involved: Sponsorship Opportunities

The Flood: The Overdose Epidemic in Canada film screening event has passed, however we have other exciting sponsorship opportunities planned in recognition of The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which will take place in Orillia Ontario on September 28, 2022.

Learn more here.

If you would like to get involved in a United Way Simcoe Muskoka event, please contact:

Rosi Martin

Relationship Manager

705.726.2301 x2035

Circles muskoka

While not required, donations will be collected for this event. Funds raised will be directed to Circles Muskoka, a community project that creates relationships across economic boundaries to help move Muskoka residents out of poverty and into one of opportunity.

Agency Partners: YWCA Muskoka (Project Lead), CAP Canada, Faith Baptist Church Huntsville, The Hub Huntsville, Muskoka Community Church, YMCA Employment Services Huntsville.

Event sponsored by:

Lake of Bays Muskoka
Lake of Bays Association
Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka
Town of Huntsville Logo
Greenstone Centre for Recovery