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Introducing Ontario’s Drug Treatment Funding Program

August 11, 2011

The Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) is a federal contribution program designed to support provinces and territories in their efforts to strengthen evidence-informed substance abuse treatment systems and address critical gaps in substance abuse treatment services, particularly for at-risk youth.

Approximately $6.78 million has been committed to fund 12 Ontario Systems Projects and an independent evaluation, beginning April 1, 2011 and ending March 31, 2013 (seven Service Level Projects have also been funded in the province).

These projects are expected to yield many benefits for Ontario, including:

  • insights and strategies for closing gaps in addictions services and smoothing pathways to care;
  • more accurate data to help policy-makers, planners, providers and researchers address areas needing improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for Ontarians; and
  • best practice guidelines for service providers.

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet; formerly OMHAKEN) is pleased to be supporting the communications and coordinating the knowledge exchange activities for the suite of 12 Ontario Systems Projects. As part of this mandate, EENet will soon launch a quarterly e-newsletter and a website, both dedicated to the DTFP-funded Ontario Systems Projects.

If you would like to receive updates on these important initiatives and learn about opportunities to get involved, please join the EENet listserv by e-mailing keri_west@camh.net.

To find out more about the Drug Treatment Funding Program and the Ontario Systems Projects, please view “What Is the DTFP?” atwww.ehealthontario.ca.

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