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