Seong Min (Joe) Lee
Proudly Serving: Sobeys #7217 Kanata, ON
Position: Relief Pharmacist
Core Value: Get It Done with Passion and Integrity
Concerned about the growing opioid crisis, Joe wanted to use his skills as a pharmacist to make a difference in his community and province. He worked with the Ottawa chapter of St. John Ambulance to give training on how to to use the Naloxone Rescue Kit, a vital drug that saves those who are overdosing. The positive response he received after training more than 70 first responders led the Director of St. John’s Ambulance Ottawa region to recommend Joe bring his Naloxone Rescue Kit training program to other parts of Ontario, including Cornwall and parts of the Greater Toronto Area. Joe is one of four Canadians who has received the St. John Ambulance’s Priory of Canada Award this year for his opioid awareness sessions and for facilitating the distribution of naloxone kits. “I want myself and my workplace to be a positive force and influence in the communities that we serve,” says Joe.