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

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

Grey Bruce Health Unit

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

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

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

There is a lack of identity and history. There is a need for a connection, a human need for love and belonging and if it’s not there, our people may turn to something else”

Local service provider


Oct 5, 2020

Peer Advisory Council launches this fall!

The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy’s Peer Advisory Council will meet for the first time in October. Council members will help shape programs and services in our community based on their experience with drugs and alcohol. For more information contact Alison Govier,, 519-372-7880.


Oct 5, 2020

Drug Strategies Across Ontario Request Safe Supply Initiatives to Prevent Unnecessary Deaths From Overdose Poisoning

Please take a moment to read the letters to the federal and provincial health ministers and consider signing the petition. petition –

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July 30, 2020

Newsletter – July 2020

Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy newsletter

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July 28, 2020

Download printable posters about alcohol awareness

Fraser Health

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July 28, 2020

Canadian Substance Use: Costs and Harms 2015–2017

Canadian Centre of Substance Use and Addiction

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