The Community Drug Strategy North Bay and Area acknowledge the financial grant assistance received from the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB). This Healthy Communities grant project is about Community Engagement. The plan is to develop a Comprehensive Communication Strategy as well as a Education-Awareness Strategy aimed at the issues surrounding Mental Health and Addictions.

The Communication Strategy will be presented in two forums; one symposium for service providers while the second forum will focus on the community.

The Education-Awareness Strategy will increase public education and improve awareness about risks and harms associated with substance misuse. Hosting an educational session for physicians on the risks of opioids, implementation of a new community engagement project “Time to Talk”, Fact Sheet on Opioid medications and website information.