Drug Strategy News

Posted On Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy (WRIDS) is releasing our official statement on safe supply.
On November 16th, the WRIDS Steering Committee officially adopted the attached statement in support of safe supply. 
"The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy supports safe supply initiatives as a part of a public health approach grounded in equity.  The WRIDS encourages all levels of government, regulators, professional colleges, funders, prescribers,......

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Posted On Thursday, December 05, 2019

There is a drop-in session planned for December 16, 2019 from 4-8pm at Cambridge City Hall to provide information on the Consumption and Treatment Services Planning Study.
The drop-in session will be an informal opportunity for information exchange. After the drop-in session, the City will begin to develop land use rule options for consideration. These options will be presented at a future public session early in the New Year.
Please visit the City of Cambridge Consumption...

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Posted On Monday, December 02, 2019

The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy (WRIDS) Steering Committee is pleased to announce a Call for Steering Committee members!  
We are looking for individuals who can provide strategic leadership to the WRIDS overall, and the key pillar priorities (Prevention, Harm Reduction, Recovery and Rehabilitation, & Enforcement and Justice). Potential members must adhere to the values and guiding principles of the Drugs Strategy including the value of the ‘four...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 01, 2019

On Tuesday October 15th, Sanguen Health Centre, along with community partners, will begin offering service at the Interim Consumption and Treatment Services site. Thank you to all the partners, individuals, and agencies who have worked so hard to launch this life-saving health service in our community! For more information, please visit  https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/consumption-and-treatment-services.aspx . 
 

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Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2019

overdose awareness activityThank you to all community members and local agencies who came out to support our International Overdose Awareness Day events in Waterloo Region on August 19th and 26th. The goal of these events was to raise awareness of overdose in our community, provide overdose prevention education, and remember individuals who have been lost to overdose. We appreciate the community's support in helping us to honour the lives of those lost, and end the stigma associated with an overdose death. 
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