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

Grey Bruce Public Health

11% of Ontario students report using an opioid nonmedically.

Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey

Success is defined by the patient. It’s what the patient strives for. It might be harm reduction, like using clean needles”

Local healthcare provider

Staying well is about reaching out. Finding that connection”

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

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

Grey County Farmer

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

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services


Jun 20, 2022

Resources to support the engagement of People With Lived Experience

Looking to engage people with lived experience of substance use and addiction in service planning? Here are some resources to help get you started.

How to Involve People Who Use Drugs. Click HERE.

Peer Positive Toolbook. Click HERE.

Harm Reduction Fundamentals: A toolkit for service providers. Click HERE.


Jun 21, 2022

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.

latest resources

December 28, 2021

Peer Advisory Pilot Project Summary 2021


December 28, 2021


Dec. 2021

Grey Bruce Health Unit Harm Reduction Team


August 23, 2021

Presentation for County Councils_Addressing Drug Poisoning Crisis_2021


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