Drug Strategy News

Posted On Monday, April 01, 2019

Check out two new videos which highlight the integrated work of the Drugs Strategy and the 'Working to Improve Neighbourhood Safety' (WINS) project out of Cambridge. Please share with others and let's work together to end stigma and support individuals in our community who are struggling with substance use.
WRIDS 101

WINS Project

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Posted On Monday, February 25, 2019

The public consultation sessions for Consumption and Treatment Services in Waterloo Region are now complete and the corresponding online survey is closed.
The consultant hired to complete this work (ICA: The Institute for Cultural Affairs) is preparing a report of the findings. This report will be available in April 2019.
Public Health thanks all consultation session participants and survey respondents for their input into this important work. To stay up to date on the...

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Posted On Monday, January 14, 2019

Community Services Committee of Regional Council has endorsed community consultation on the following candidate locations for Consumption and Treatment Services:
150 Main Street, Cambridge
115 Water Street North, Kitchener
150 Duke Street West, Kitchener
105 Victoria Street North, Kitchener (vacant lot at corner of Weber and Victoria)
People who live or have businesses within 250m of an identified site will receive a letter in the mail inviting them to...

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Posted On Monday, January 07, 2019

On Tuesday January 8th, Public Health and Emergency Services will go before Community Services Committee with a Report on 'Next Steps Regarding Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS)'.  Learn more about this important work and read the full report here . 

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Posted On Monday, December 03, 2018

The way we talk about substance use has a profound affect on people who are impacted by substance use, addiction and overdose. A first step is to avoid negative labels that ignore the totality of the person and act as barriers to health and well-being.
In work and in life, we encourage all Waterloo Region citizens to adopt person-first language which focuses on the individual as a human being, rather than associating their drug use with their identity. The Substance Use Language...

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