WINDSOR-ESSEX COMMUNITY OPIOID AND SUBSTANCE STRATEGY ANNUAL REPORT 2019
MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS OF WECOSS
The continued determination of WECOSS partners has carried forward the momentum from our first year of implementation into new projects and opportunities in 2019. This report reflects the efforts of the numerous community partners and peers with lived experience who contribute to collective actions which aim to move the needle on substance-related harms in Windsor-Essex. The energy and hard work of the Leadership Committee and Working Groups demonstrates the shared commitment to developing solutions for the complex issue of substance use in our community.
Dr. Wajid Ahmed
Medical Officer of Health
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Challenges related to substance use in Windsor and Essex County do not impact one specific region or group of people, this is a community-wide issue requiring a community response. The WECOSS partners have built upon the positive foundation set in year one to enhance the strategy with new ideas and process improvements in its second year. By working together as community agencies and in collaboration with peers the strategy continues to be responsive of the needs of those we are trying to help.
Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services