WINDSOR-ESSEX COMMUNITY OPIOID AND SUBSTANCE STRATEGY ANNUAL REPORT 2018
MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS OF WECOSS
In its first year of implementation, the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) has demonstrated the impact of multiple community partners working together with a shared focus and collective agenda. The commitment of the members of the Leadership Committee and each of the working groups has been essential in addressing this critical issue for residents of Windsor and Essex County. Through continued engagement of our passionate and dedicated peer representatives and the ongoing commitment of our partner organizations, this community-driven strategy will improve the lives of the countless people who struggle with substance use, as well as their families, and friends. As the substance use issues faced by our community did not develop overnight, the solutions to these issues will encompass both long and short-term actions. With the commitment of partners, peers, and the support of public, the WECOSS has taken the first step in taking this challenge head on.
Dr. Wajid Ahmed
Medical Officer of Health
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services