Category: Drug Education

December 9, 2019
Opioid Crisis. Understanding Fentanyl Series

From an update report from the VPD. Odd Squad is mentioned in this report under Prevention. The series was produced over a two year period. Special thanks to Board Member Dr. Bill MacEwan and Theresa Campbell for their help in developing this documentary series directed by Mark Steinkampf & Dave Steverding and produced by Brian […]

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August 13, 2019
Anti Gang PSA - "Fake Gun - Real Consequences" Film day

Check out our recent pictures of Anti Gang PSA " Fake Gun - Real Consequences"

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May 1, 2019
Newsletter April 29, 2019

Hello: Just a short update for you regarding Odd Squad Productions work over the past few months. Although you may not have heard from us, everyone in Odd Squad has been extremely busy! Sgt. Mark Steinkampf, Cst. Dave Steverding, and Brian Shipper completed the initial school distribution of the 3-part “Understanding Fentanyl Series” and are […]

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April 7, 2019
Odd Squad Northwest Territories Educational Outreach

Odd Squad Northwest Territories Educational Outreach FEBRUARY 17-22 2019 As part of the Odd Squad’s ongoing educational outreach programs for youth, Sgt. Toby Hinton and Sgt. Mark Steinkampf joined organizers Sgt. Ken Beard RCMP, Bobbi Hamilton, Hay River Justice Committee, Sgt. Brandon Humbkee, Cst. Jordan Groenwegen, RCMP and other RCMP officers in Hay River, NWT […]

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February 7, 2019
Teen Substance Use: Why Preventive Matters

Teenagers are going through many formative changes in their physical bodies and in the way they see the world around them. Teens are especially vulnerable in terms of brain development at this age, and may be feeling the effects of peer pressure, increased curiosity around drug use or experimentation and higher levels of rebelliousness and […]

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December 9, 2017
Back on Track Conference and 20th Anniversary Gala - December 1, 2017

Thank you for attending Odd Squad Productions first annual "Back on Track" Conference and/or the 20th Anniversary Gala, held Friday, December 1, 2017. We were very happy to see you there! Your presence and support enables us to continue educating and mentoring the youth, as well as our our community. We raised over $220,000 for […]

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November 15, 2017
Odd Squad Gala Headlined by Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake

Drug Overdose Awareness ‘Back on Track’ event celebrates society’s 20th anniversary – still with the same VPD beat cops who started the society with a hard-hitting video on the reality of addiction Hockey Night in Canada host Scott Oake and his wife Anne will bring a personal perspective to the keynote speech at the Odd […]

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February 2, 2017
CBC News : 'Odd Squad' cops say prevention, not more harm reduction, needed for fentanyl crisis

“I don't support elements of harm reduction that are legalizers in sheep's clothing there,” says a retired police officer who served for many years on the Downtown Eastside. He's part of the Odd Squad, a group that works on drug abuse prevention.

Read the original story on CBC: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fentanyl-overdose-vancouver-odd-squad-1.3962727

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June 22, 2016
Fentanyl Crisis on the News in Vancouver

Fentanyl overdose calls plague fire crews in record-busy May Nearly 1,000 emergency calls were handled by a single fire hall last month, and officials say fentanyl is partially to blame. Vancouver Fire Hall 2 responded to 943 calls in May, breaking a record for most 911 calls in one month. "The call volume is getting […]

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