Projects: dtfp

Drug Treatment Funding Program

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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Developing and disseminating a framework and best practice recommendations for peer support work in Ontario.

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An assessment of addictions agency data needs will be used to develop an organizational evaluation framework template for Manitoba.

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Project description/objectives To enhance outreach services to at-risk youth in St. John’s

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Increasing the capacity of youth addiction agencies in Ontario to evaluate the effectiveness of their services.

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Working with individual agencies in Manitoba to identify their needs for enhancing treatment practices to better align with emerging and best practices

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Investment area 1: Implementation of evidence-informed practices

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Working to make Ontario’s mental health and substance use treatment system more evidence-informed.

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Overseeing the development of evidence-based MMT policy in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as measures to increase MMT capacity.

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Implementing an evidence-based and standardized staged screening and assessment process in LHIN-funded substance use services across Ontario.

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Overseeing the continuation of outcome monitoring for adult addictions clients in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as expansion of the program to youth.

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Identifying one or more Internet-based interventions that target substance use among youth aged 12-24 and that are suitable for Ontario.

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Increasing access to evidence that informs policy and practice in Nova Scotia...

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