Drug Strategy News

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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Posted On Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Read the Steering Committee's letter to the Province of Ontario in support of Overdose Prevention Sites and Supervised Consumption Services.

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Posted On Wednesday, October 03, 2018

This is a series of short videos that were developed to provide more context and understanding about the opioid crisis in Waterloo Region.
The videos are airing on CTV throughout August and include perspectives from local partners and individuals with lived experience of drug use. The videos highlight community collaboration and aim to bring more understanding and compassion to the issues.
Doing Nothing is Not and Option
 

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