Reducing substance-related harms in Bruce and Grey counties

As a collaborative of public service providers, businesses and community members, it is our mission to improve the health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities in Bruce and Grey counties by reducing health and social harms associated with substances.

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Staying well is about reaching out. Finding that connection”

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

Connection is so important. Having someone in your life, a job, spirituality…”

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

Youth need to continue to have a voice in community decisions”

Local service provider

In Canada, there are more hospitalizations caused by alcohol than heart attacks.

Canadian Institute for Health Information

11% of Ontario students report using an opioid nonmedically.

Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey

50% of cannabis users don’t think that cannabis use affects their driving. But studies show cannabis use can impair driving and is associated with an increased risk of collisions.

Canadian Cannabis Survey


Feb 1, 2021

March 19 – Overdose alert issued by Grey Bruce Public Health

There has been another fatal opioid overdose (pending lab confirmation) in Owen Sound. Three fatal overdoses in Owen Sound this week alone have been reported by police. This is in addition to an ongoing trend of multiple overdoses within Grey and Bruce this year. Anecdotally there have been at least 8 fatal overdoses this year alone (pending Coroner confirmation). It is assumed that fentanyl or carfentanil are involved, in this case, a grey chalk-like product is suspected. Other reports indicate substances of differing colors, blue, yellow, pink, purple.

People are at significant risk of overdose due to the highly toxic drug Fentanyl and/or Carfentanil found in the illicit drug supply.

Grey Bruce Public Health urges people who use drugs to do so as safely as possible by following Harm Reduction strategies.

You can help reduce risks by talking about harm reduction techniques with clients and peers, and sharing information about local harm reduction services. For talking points and other relevant resources visit the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy website by clicking HERE.


Jan 6, 2021

Introducing the…

The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy is excited to announce that the Peer Advisory Committee was launched on December 10th, 2020!

Agencies wishing to book a consultation session with the committee can contact Alison Govier at or 519-372-7880. Learn more by visiting our Initiatives page.

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August 23, 2021

Presentation for County Councils_Addressing Drug Poisoning Crisis_2021


August 23, 2021

Calls to Action for County Councils_Addressing the Drug Poisoning Crisis_2021


June 30, 2021

Through the lens of lived experience – Reflections from Peer Advisory Committee members


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