About HEDS

Our Vision

A safer, healthier, well-informed Halton

Our Mission

To develop a comprehensive equitable drug strategy for the community of Halton through an inclusive and collaborative process

Our Framework

We operate using a 4 Pillars Approach

  • Prevention (health promotion & education);
  • Treatment (rehabilitation & recovery);
  • Harm Reduction (public health & human rights);
  • Enforcement (justice and social justice)

Strategic Plan

We are pleased to provide you with the final copy of 2020 Vision, the Halton Equitable Drug Strategy final report. This report is a culmination of the tremendous work done by the community and the oversight of the HEDS Steering Committee.

HEDS Roadmap

Contact Information

Angus Coll-Smith
Manager, Halton Equitable Drug Strategy
245 Commercial St, Suite 201
Milton, ON L9T 2J3

 acoll-smith@haltonadapt.org

 cell: 905-691-5326

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The Halton Equitable Drug Strategy (HEDS) steering committee consists of people with lived experience/ family members as well as representatives from: Halton Region, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network, Halton Regional Police Service, POSSE (Peer Outreach Support Services
The Halton Equitable Drug Strategy (HEDS) steering committee consists of people with lived experience/ family members as well as representatives from: Halton Region, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network, Halton Regional Police Service, POSSE (Peer Outreach Support Services & Education), Halton ADAPT (Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment), Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Catholic District School Board, Halton District School Board, Support & Housing Halton.

The Steering Committee will function as the governing body of the Halton Equitable Drug Strategy (HEDS) and assist in planning, implementing, overseeing, evaluating and sustaining a “made-in-Halton” comprehensive, collaborative, community-based drug strategy. The committee will operate under the guiding principles of HEDS and keep these values at the core of all decisions.

haltonmapWhat is a municipal drug strategy?

A collaborative plan to improve the health, safety and well being of all citizens within Halton region by working together to reduce the harms associated with substance use.

The key purpose of the Halton Equitable Drug Strategy is to:hope despair

  • Prevent, reduce and eliminate the stigma and harms associated with substance use
  • Reduce fragmentation
  • Limit duplication of services
  • Ensure well-informed community activities
  • Improve access to community services
  • Ensure services are well-informed and of the highest quality

 

HEDS Resources