Responding to the drug crisis in our communities
Every day, 11 Canadians die from an opioid overdose. Across the country, methamphetamine use has increased dramatically.

This public health crisis is unfolding in our communities, and local governments are working hard to respond. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn about community-based approaches to prevention and education, as well as harm reduction, treatment and enforcement. And you’ll learn about some of the tools municipalities are using to respond to this crisis.


  • Donald MacPherson, Executive Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
  • Tim Farquharson, Deputy Chief, Peterborough Policy Service
  • Michael Parkinson, Community Engagement Coordinator, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
  • Jean Bota, Councillor, Red Deer County, AB
  • Michael Jack, Chief Corporate Services Officer and Co-Chair, Illicit Drug Task Force, City of Winnipeg, MB
  • Sandhia Vadlamudy, Director General, Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec
2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities