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Residents can share thoughts on proposed CTS site

 

Oshawa residents are encouraged to get more information on a proposed consumption and treatment site (CTS) in the city.

An information open house will be held to discuss the proposal on Tuesday, March 12 at the McLaughlin Branch (65 Bagot Street) of the Oshawa Public Libraries from 4 to 6 p.m.

Residents will have an opportunity to speak with staff from Lakeridge Health, John Howard Society of Durham Region and The Durham Region Health Department.

Those three organizations are currently working on an application for a CTS in Oshawa.

Last fall, the provincial government announced consumption and treatment sites would replace the former model of supervised consumption services and overdose prevention sites.

CTS’ will receive provincial funding and secure a federal exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Ontario is investing approximately $25 million to fund 21 sites across the province.

Earlier this month, Oshawa city council held off on taking an official position on the proposed site pending the results of a public survey and disclosure of a preferred site.

Residents who are unable to attend the information open house can share feedback through the survey until March 13 at durham.ca/CTSsurvey.

While registration is not required for this event, attendees are asked to RSVP by calling Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

It should be noted the Oshawa Public Libraries is not affiliated with the CTS site application.