The Community Drug Strategy is actively working to:

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Our vision

Substance misuse affects everyone. From the challenges of keeping medications away from children and teens; to alcohol misuse in teens and adults; to experimentation with substances and addictions, and accidental poisonings – substance misuse affects all of society.

The Community Drug Strategy envisions a community working together to improve the health, safety, and well-being of all individuals, families, neighbourhoods and communities in Greater Sudbury by creating a society increasingly free of the range of harms associated with substance misuse.


Our drug strategy is built on four principles that are integrated into the plan, forming both the support and the structure of our Community Drug Strategy.

Guiding Principles

The following principles reflect the key values and beliefs that shape and direct the actions of the Community Drug Strategy for Greater Sudbury:

Key Priorities

The nine key priorities of the Community Drug Strategy:

1) The city of Greater Sudbury implements actions to reduce harms associated with substance use.

2) Greater Sudbury is an inclusive city with accessible and appropriate services for its diverse population.

3) All people in Greater Sudbury have access to safe, appropriate and affordable shelter and housing.

4) All levels of government set public policy and determine spending priorities that support optimal health for all citizens.

5) All people in Greater Sudbury have optimal success and health.

6) People who use substances have optimal physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

7) People with substance addictions can get well.

8) Community members are safe in their neighbourhoods.

9) Government, businesses, agencies, neighbourhoods, families and all people work collaboratively and in partnership to build safe and supportive environments.

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This item was last modified on November 21, 2019