The Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DSNO) (formerly the Municipal Drug Strategy Coordinator’s Network of Ontario) brings together members from across Ontario who represent more than 40 local, cross-sectoral, community, municipal or regional-based drug strategies.
The DSNO aims to:
- Reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs in Ontario, including addressing systemic drivers like failed drug policies and the criminalization of people who use substances, which continue to exacerbate these harms.
- Provide a forum for collaboration and information exchange, and for developing and sharing strategies that lend support to provincial, regional, and local community initiatives.
- Facilitate peer-to-peer connection and networking with a focus on strengthening and sustaining drug strategy work at the local level.
- Knowledge Translation: The DSNO seeks opportunities for synergizing efforts to engage and work with organizations, groups, and individuals to achieve positive change, through information sharing and advocacy.
- Evidence-Informed: The DSNO is committed to using the best available evidence in our decision-making processes, and in guiding the development of community-based approaches with a focus on accountability and indicators.
- Diversity and Inclusion: The DSNO promotes and supports the unique makeup of the Network and respective communities and are committed to working with equity seeking groups, including individuals with lived/living and front-line experience.
- Respect: The DSNO recognizes that every individual has value. We actively listen, are open to ideas, and seek to find common ground despite differences that may exist across the Network.
Peter Williams, Interim DSNO Coordinator, email@example.com
EENet Knowledge Broker:
Leah Green, Leah.Green@camh.ca
To learn more about the DSNO and to explore their website, visit DSNO website
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