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October 2, 2019

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Workshop: Engaging people with lived/living experience

On October 2nd, 2019 the Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy, in partnership with the Grey Bruce Poverty Taskforce will host a workshop on the benefits of engaging people with lived/living experience in service planning and delivery. Participants will learn practical engagement strategies from local community groups and experts in the field. Click here to register!

For more information contact Alison Govier, agovier@cmhagb.org.

October 1, 2019

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Opioid and Us

The Opioid Working Group of the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy welcomes community members to attend one of four townhalls hosted throughout Bruce and Grey County during the month of October. This is an opportunity for community members to hear personal stories from people who have experienced opioid addiction and to learn more about the local impact of the opioid crisis from first responders and mental health professionals. No registration required. All are welcome.

For more information contact Ian Reich, I.Reich@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.

September 9, 2019

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Website launch!

The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy launched it’s website on September 12th. Take a moment to explore the site and learn about our work. Interested in getting involved? Visit the contact us page!

August 23, 2019

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Community BBQ

The Grey Bruce Health Unit, joins with Safe ‘n Sound and the Grey Bruce Opioid Working Group to host a Community BBQ on Friday, August 23, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Safe ‘n Sound, 310 8th Street East, Owen Sound. All are welcome!

August 23, 2019

news

Safe n’ Sound hosts BBQ to raise awareness about opoid overdose and addiction

Over 200 people attended a community BBQ at Safe n’ Sound drop-in centre on Friday August 23rd to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. Read more about the event and the stories shared in this article from the Owen Sound Sun Times – “One man’s story of addiction and second chances“.

April 10, 2019

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Leadership Group Meeting Minutes

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April 1, 2019

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Strengthening Voices

Creating opporunities for meaningful engagement and equitable dialog

The Peer Engagement Working Group was created in 2019 to assist the Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy and it’s partners in enhancing participation of people with lived experience (PWLE) of addiction and substance use in program development and system change initiatives.

April 1, 2019 — May 31, 2020

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Weeding out the Risk

Engaging students through interactive discussions, games, activities and videos about misconceptions and risks of using cannabis and driving.

With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, there are increasing concerns that the growing use of cannabis, particularly among youth, will pose additional road safety risks. The Cannabis Legalization Working Group engaged facilitators from Springboard to visit four highschools in Grey Bruce. The classroom-based workshops engaged students through interactive discussions, games, activities and […]

January 16, 2019

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Leadership Group Meeting Minutes

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December 5, 2018

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Cannabis and Workplace Policy

Sundeep Gokhale and Matthew Badrov, employment and labour lawyers from Sherrard Kuzz LLP, will lead a half-day session on the implications of cannabis legalizations and workplace policy.

November 2, 2018

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Leadership Group Meeting Minutes

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October 1, 2018 — November 30, 2018

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Weeding out the myths

Helping parents and teens understand what’s fact and fiction about cannabis

In 2018, the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy brought together local school boards, police, pharmacists and youth addiction counsellors to create unified messaging around cannabis use and youth. The group hosted 10 community-based education sessions for parents and caregivers across Bruce and Grey counties. The sessions, titled “Weeding out the Myths”, offered opportunities for parents […]

December 1, 2016

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Grey Bruce Opioid Response Plan

A collaborative response to opioid addiction and overdose in Grey Bruce

In 2016, the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy created a multi-sectoral working group to investigate local trends related to opioid addiction and overdose. The group, chaired by Grey Bruce Public Health, developed the first-of-its-kind opioid overdose alert system. The system leverages existing reporting channels between paramedic services and public health units (the e-notification system). When […]

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