The Strategy membership consists of over 20 community organizations and people with lived and living experience. Sectors represented include mental health and addictions treatment services, Indigenous services, child and family health services, social services, municipalities, community members, family health teams, hospitals, school boards, police, and public health. The goal of the Strategy is to prevent and reduce the harms associated with substance use to improve the quality of life of all residents of Timiskaming.


The members of the Timiskaming Drug and Alcohol Strategy (TDAS) acknowledge that our work occurs within the Robinson-Huron Treaty, Treaty 9 and unceded Indigenous territory, specifically within the traditional territories of Beaverhouse, Matachewan, Temagami and Timiskaming First Nations. Today these lands encompass communities with enduring presence of Algonquin, Anishnabai, Ojibwe, Cree, and Métis Peoples. We offer our gratitude for their shaping and strengthening of our community, province, and country, and affirm our collective responsibility and commitment to work toward reconciliation.

We are mindful of those with lived or living experience of substance use and addiction, their individual and collective experiences, and those who have lost their lives as a result. We recognize the expertise of those with lived or living experience, whose insights are invaluable in our efforts to improve the quality and impact of services and resources related to substance use and addiction and reduce the harms that result from it.

We greatly appreciate and thank:

We would like to sincerely thank all members and organizations of the TDAS Committee and working groups for their contributions to this report and continued support of the strategy.