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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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

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

Local service provider

Health is fundamental to the farm, if you lose your health you can’t do anything else.”

Grey County Farmer

More than half of substance-related ER visits in Grey Bruce involve alcohol.

Grey Bruce Health Unit

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

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

Substance related ER visit rates more than doubled between 2001 and 2015

Grey Bruce Public Health


Dec 28, 2021

Book a consult with the Grey-Bruce Peer Advisory Committee!

Local residents with lived experience of substance use and addiction will continue to offer consultation sessions to service providers and agencies in Grey-Bruce in 2022. This is thanks to ongoing support and resourcing from the Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy.

To learn more about the committee and book a consult, click HERE.


Dec 8, 2021

Benzos in the unregulated drug supply in Ontario

Benzodiazepines and novel non-fentanyl, synthetics opioids have been showing up the unregulated drug supply in Ontario, putting people at increased risk of victimization, overdose and death.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit Harm Reduction Team is encouraging community partners to learn about and share life-saving information about how to respond to opioid overdose and benzo toxicity.

Click HERE for more information.

latest resources

December 29, 2021

Panel Discussion – Decriminalization of Substances for Personal Use

Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy


December 29, 2021

Hanover Supportive Outreach Services – Poster


December 29, 2021

Owen Sound Supportive Outreach Services – Poster


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