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Thunder Bay Drug Strategy

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To improve the health, safety and well-being of all citizens by working together to reduce substance related harms.


To create and implement a drug strategy for the city of Thunder Bay, district, and region, that reflects the needs and strengths of its citizens. The strategy will focus on humane approaches that address the causes and effects of harm associated with substance use.


The Thunder Bay Drug Strategy has modified the traditional four pillar framework used by many municipal drug strategies across Canada, and has added a fifth pillar in our comprehensive approach to addressing substance related harms for individuals, families and communities. Building a Better Tomorrow is a collaborative, crosssector response that aims to improve the health and well-being of all citizens in Thunder Bay, the district and region.

By framing our strategy through the five pillars of Prevention, Treatment, Harm Reduction, Enforcement, and Housing, we are ensuring a diverse response that will cover the continuum of needs within our community. Building a Better Tomorrow recommends all stakeholders are involved in the design, monitoring and evaluation of recommended action, and that each pillar is an interlinking part of the continuum of care. As such, each Working Group of the Drug Strategy will aim to have representation of all pillars as part of their membership.

Our 2017-2020 Strategy

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 2017 Drug Strategy Community Report 2017 Community Report   Adobe PDF, 12 pages, 1.37 MB 
 2016 report cover thumbnail 2016 Community Report   Adobe PDF, 12 pages, 1.33 MB
 2015 Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Community Report 2015 Community Report
 2014 Thunder Bay Drug Strategy 2014 Community Report
  2013 Community Report
Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Roadmap for Change Plan Cover
 Roadmap for Change 2011   Adobe PDF, 52 pages, 2.27 KB


Bi-Monthly Newsletter

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Vol 1, Issue 3,   September 2015
Vol 1, Issue 2  May 2015
Vol 1, Issue 1  March 2015


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Coordinator - Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
Cynthia Olsen
Tel: (807) 625-2942