Our Objectives

Keeping in line with the vision statement and guiding principles, the objectives of the HKLN Drug Strategy are to:

  • To provide a forum to network with partners working in the field of substance use in Haliburton County, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County
  • To foster collaboration and partnerships in the substance use field
  • To help coordinate the efforts of these partnerships working on a common agenda
  • To promote, support, and initiate evidence-based strategies to reduce the harms associated with substance use
  • To avoid duplication of services related to substance use by maximizing existing services and resources, and creating a more integrated and inclusive service environment
  • To engage diverse groups in addressing issues of substance use
  • To share information about local drug use trends, emerging issues, and new research pertaining to the field of substance use
  • To increase awareness of the harms associated with alcohol and drug use, and the strategies to prevent or minimize those harms