Toronto Drug Strategy
The Toronto Drug Strategy (TDS) is a comprehensive drug strategy for the City of Toronto based on four integrated parts – prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement. All four parts are needed to effectively reduce the harms of alcohol and other drug use.
How the TDS works:
- A diverse group of government, agency and community members oversees the implementation of the TDS
- Working groups address priority TDS recommendations, including substance use prevention and addressing issues such as stigma and discrimination, and criminal justice
To improve the quality of life for individuals, families, neighbourhoods and communities in Toronto by creating a society increasingly free of the harms associated with substance use.
A key priority of the Toronto Drug Strategy is developing strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination against people who use alcohol and other drugs. The TDS Stigma & Discrimination Working Group has delivered workshops on this topic. The group has also developed resources for service providers, family members and individuals who use substances.
Learn more about the research and findings of the Stigma, Discrimination & Substance Use Report
The Toronto Drug Strategy Status Report 2016 documents actions taken and milestones achieved by the Toronto Drug Strategy since 2014.
View the webinar Using Evidence to Inform Substance Misuse Prevention Initiatives hosted by the Prevention Working Group and HC Link.