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Canada’s Anti-Drug Strategy Initiatives (ADSI) program provides $22.8M in annual funding to facilitate the development of solutions to substance abuse problems along the continuum of care from health promotion and prevention to treatment. To learn more click here.

Health Canada’s Anti-Drug Strategy Initiatives (ADSI) program provides $22.8M in annual funding to facilitate the development of solutions to substance abuse problems along the continuum of care from health promotion and prevention to treatment.

ADSI reflects the merger of the former Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund (DSCIF) and the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). Projects funded under these two previous funding programs will continue until the end of their respective agreements.

ADSI continues to support the National Anti-Drug Strategy Prevention and Treatment Action Plans’ mandates by funding initiatives to:

  • Prevent substance abuse issues and related problem;
  • Facilitate improvements to the treatment continuum of care; and
  • Improve awareness, knowledge and skills of key stakeholders.

Current treatment projects support sustainable improvement in the quality and organization of Canada’s substance abuse treatment systems. This helps provinces, territories and other organizations address both illicit and prescription drug abuse and provide evidence-based programs to support people on the road to recovery. Find out more about the national, provincial, and territorial projects below.

Overall expected results for Anti-Drug Strategy Initiatives include:

  • Uptake of evidence-informed information on substance abuse by relevant partners;
  • Reduced risk-taking behaviours associated with substance abuse among target populations;
  • Increased efficiency and effectiveness of treatment and prevention programs, services and systems; and
  • Increased awareness and understanding among target populations of substance abuse and its negative consequences.

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Le programme des Initiatives de la Stratégie antidrogue offre un soutien financier de 22,8 millions de dollars par année pour favoriser la création de solutions aux problèmes de toxicomanie s’inscrivant dans le continuum de soins : promotion de la santé, prévention et traitement.

Les Initiatives de la Stratégie antidrogue sont une fusion de deux précédents programmes de Santé Canada, soit le Fonds des initiatives communautaires de la Stratégie antidrogue et le Programme de soutien au financement du traitement de la toxicomanie. Les projets financés sous les deux anciens programmes se poursuivent.

Les Initiatives de la Stratégie antidrogue appuient les plans d’action en matière de prévention et de traitement de la Stratégie nationale antidrogue, en finançant des projets qui visent :

  • la prévention des problèmes liés à la toxicomanie et les problématiques associées;
  • l’amélioration du continuum de soins reliés au traitement;
  • la sensibilisation et l’augmentation des connaissances et des compétences des intervenants.

Les projets du volet traitement financés actuellement soutiennent l’amélioration durable de l’organisation et de la qualité des systèmes de traitement de la toxicomanie au Canada. Ce financement soutient les provinces, les territoires, et les autres organisations pour répondre aux problèmes de consommation de drogue et d’abus de médicaments sur ordonnance ainsi que pour mettre sur pied des programmes fondés sur des données probantes afin de soutenir les personnes en voie de rétablissement. Vous trouverez ci-dessous des renseignements supplémentaires sur les projets nationaux, provinciaux et territoriaux.

Les résultats attendus du nouveau programme sont :

  • application accrue par les intervenants des informations fondées sur des données probantes au sujet de la toxicomanie;
  • réduction, chez les populations cibles, des comportements à risque associés à la toxicomanie;
  • efficience et efficacité accrues des programmes, des services et des systèmes de traitement et de prévention;
  • sensibilisation et compréhension accrues au sein des populations cibles au sujet de la toxicomanie et de ses conséquences négatives.
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National Projects

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Closing the evidence-practice gap: Focusing on treatment for youth and seniors prescription drug harms

Project lead: Sheena Gereghty, Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) Description and objectives: The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse will produce a framework that will guide the development of care pathways for youth or seniors experiencing harms from prescription drugs. The framework will include a literature review on treatment for opiates, sedatives and stimulants […] Learn more

Enhancing the National Treatment Indicators

Project lead: Sheena Gereghty, Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) Description and objectives: The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse will continue to work with provincial, territorial and federal representatives to collect and analyze national data on treatment system use in Canada. The 2015 and 2016 editions of the National Treatment Indicators report will be […] Learn more

Promoting an evidence-based recovery approach

Project lead: Sheena Gereghty, Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) Description and objectives: The CCSA held a national summit in January, 2015, to achieve consensus on the core principles of recovery among representatives from recovery, treatment, continuing care, education, research and government. CCSA will work with an advisory committee to develop a tool to […] Learn more

Promoting pan-Canadian coordination, collaboration and knowledge exchange

Project lead: Sheena Gereghty, Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) Description and objectives: This priority includes facilitating an online forum on EENet Connect, as well as webinars and other KE activities. These avenues will allow individuals interested in treatment to obtain and share resources, ask questions of their peers and share knowledge. The Canadian […] Learn more

Manitoba

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Developing critical pathways and increased capacity for screening, brief intervention and referral (SBIR) between addictions service providers, primary care providers and mental health services

Chefs de project: Tina Leclair, Executive Director, Addictions Policy & Support Branch Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, Government of Manitoba Sean Leggett, DTFP Systems Project Coordinator Description and objectives: Efforts to ensure access to addictions services require engagement beyond addictions agencies; developing pathways with primary care providers and mental health services. Front-line service providers […] Learn more

Establishing a strategic direction for the provincial addictions services system

Chefs de project: Tina Leclair, Executive Director, Addictions Policy & Support Branch Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, Government of Manitoba Sean Leggett, DTFP Systems Project Coordinator Description and objectives: An external consultant is currently performing a Manitoba addictions system analysis. This analysis includes stakeholder interviews with mental health, addictions and service recipients to assess […] Learn more

Strengthening performance measurement and evaluation at an agency level to feed into a provincial evaluation framework

Project leads: Tina Leclair, Executive Director, Addictions Policy & Support Branch Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, Government of Manitoba Sean Leggett, DTFP Systems Project Coordinator Objectives and description: In an effort to support a provincial evaluation framework, an assessment of agency (one crown agency and 11 provincially funded agencies) data needs will be used […] Learn more

Supporting organizations to identify, implement and evaluate evidence-informed strategies to address key organizational priorities

Chefs de project: Tina Leclair, Executive Director, Addictions Policy & Support Branch Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, Government of Manitoba Sean Leggett, DTFP Systems Project Coordinator Description and objectives: Accessibility to best practice information has improved in Manitoba with the addition of the MAKE.ca Knowledge Exchange website, the development of the KE Centre and […] Learn more

Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve

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Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) project

Project leads: Colleen Simms, Director, Mental Health and Addiction Gina Rideout, Consultant, Mental Health and Addictions This is one of two projects (one is an extension of previous DTFP work while the other is a new project) that will be supported and are in line with DTFP objectives and investment areas. The Methadone Provincial Policy and […] Learn more

Recovery aftercare pilot program extension

Project leads: Colleen Simms, Director, Mental Health and Addiction Gina Rideout, Consultant, Mental Health and Addictions This is one of two projects (one is an extension of previous DTFP work while the other is a new project) that will be supported and are in line with DTFP objectives and investment areas. The Recovery Aftercare Pilot […] Learn more

Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse

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Strengthening treatment systems project

Project leads: Carolyn Davison, Director, Addiction Services, Mental Health, Children’s Services, and Addictions Branch Wanda McDonald, Manager, Addiction Services, Mental Health, Children’s Services and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness Lynn MacNeil, Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Mental Health, Children’s Services and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness Description and objectives: The overall goal of Nova Scotia’s […] Learn more

Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard

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Strengthening PEI’s addictions treatment system

Project lead: Billie-Jean Flynn, Addictions Programming Manager, Health PEI Description and objectives: The purpose of this project is to create a more client-centered and responsive system to better meet the needs of clients through the use of evidence-based practice, knowledge exchange and performance measurement as tools. Become a more welcoming system for complex and mentally […] Learn more

Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan drug treatment funding program

Project leads: Kathy Willerth, Director, Mental Health and Addictions, Community Care Branch, Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan John McCallum, Consultant, Drug Treatment Funding Program, Community Care Branch, Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan Dave Hedlund, Drug Treatment Funding Program, Community Care Branch, Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan Description and objectives: The primary objectives […] Learn more