The Mississippi Mills Municipal Drug Strategy Committee (MDS) is made up of a group of caring community members who are interested in promoting the mission and vision of the committee that was created as a committee of Council in 2009. Members are appointed by council based on their interest and actively recruited in order to have a balanced representative demographic and service strata. Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse is not limited to any age or socio-economic group, and the committee works to find community solutions to a community threat.
The Committee is guided by the Mission and Vision adopted by the Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills in 2009:
MISSION: We want to encourage communication and collaboration across the four pillars of prevention, enforcement, harm reduction, and treatment, to meet the needs of Mississippi Mills.
VISION: Our vision for Mississippi Mills is a healthy community free from alcohol and drug misuse/abuse.
The Mississippi Mills Municipal Drug Strategy is part of a larger Lanark County Drug Strategy, which hosts three networking information sessions each year, bringing in expert speakers to target one of the four pillars of the strategy “ prevention, enforcement, harm reduction and treatment. The Lanark County Strategy is part of a larger Ontario Drug Strategy.
Contacting the Mississippi Mills Municipal Drug Strategy Committee:
To contact the Mississippi Mills Municipal Drug Strategy Committee or to appear as a delegation before the Committee, please contact the Committee Secretary Diane Smithson at 613-256-2064 ext 225 or by email at email@example.com
The Mississippi Mills MDS meets monthly at the Town Municipal Offices on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Municipal Drug Strategy Committee Agendas and Minutes can be viewed under Town Hall - Committees and Boards on the Main Menu.
Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)
Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario is a non-profit, volunteer driven family support organization for families whose children, youth or young adults up to age 24 are dealing with mental health issues.
Ottawa Phone #: 613-321-3211
Toll Free Phone #: 1-855-775-7005
Meetings of the Almonte PLEO Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of youth ages 12-18 will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 in the Boardroom of the Mills Community Support Corporation, 67 Industrial Drive. Almonte
PLEO Newsletter May 2014