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Drug Advisory Committee


Promote safer and healthier communities through proactive leadership by addressing and influencing prevention, enforcement, harm reduction and treatment of substance abuse.


  1. Education/Prevention:  Develop clear and consistent communication about the harmful effects of drugs.
  2. Drug-Endangered Children: Advocate for federally legislated additional penalty when endangering children in the commission of the substantive offence.
  3. Synthetic Drugs: Under development.
  4. Cannabis: Provide expert advice and guidance on the legalization of cannabis.
  5. Opioid Crisis: Work with stakeholders to identify new evidence-informed strategies.


Deputy Director Rachel Huggins and Deputy Chief Fiona Wilson

Special Purpose Committees

  • Cannabis Act Review
  • Decriminalization