Funding: Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy
We offer funding through the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy to help Canadians.
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- Health Canada funding
- Department of Justice Canada funding
- Public Safety Canada funding
- Public Health Agency of Canada funding
Health Canada funding
Substance Use and Addictions Program
Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program provides grants and contributions funding to other levels of government, community-led and not-for-profit organizations to respond to drug and substance use issues in Canada. Funding supports a wide range of evidence-informed and innovative problematic substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives across Canada at the community, regional and national levels. Initiatives target a range of psychoactive substances, including opioids, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine and tobacco.
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program helps set up and run substance use disorder programs in First Nations’ communities. The program offers a blend of mainstream and culturally relevant treatment options to reduce and prevent alcohol, drug and problematic solvent use.
National Youth Solvent Abuse Program
The National Youth Solvent Abuse Program is an in-patient treatment program for First Nations and Inuit youth. The program includes community-level activities to improve quality of life and the functional abilities of people with substance use disorder.
Department of Justice Canada funding
Youth Justice Fund - Drug Treatment Component
The Youth Justice Fund assists youth already in the justice system with their rehabilitation. It helps them create connections with community-based programs and services that help youth make smart choices and resist drug use.
Public Safety Canada funding
National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC)
The National Crime Prevention Centre provides leadership for addressing risk factors before crime happens. It promotes the use of effective crime prevention practices by supporting targeted interventions and sharing practical knowledge.
Public Health Agency of Canada funding
We are investing $30 million over five years. This will fund community-based initiatives to prevent and control infectious diseases that can result from sharing drug use equipment.
The new harm reduction fund will be carried out in coordination with provinces and territories. It will implement evidence-based front-line interventions specifically designed to reduce rates of hepatitis C and HIV among people who use drugs. It will be targeted to areas where there are high rates of drug use and infectious diseases and will facilitate access to harm reduction measures.
This investment is intended to increase the number of people who access prevention, harm reduction and treatment services, to reduce the rates of infectious diseases.
Details of the fund will be made available in the coming months.
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