It is widely recognized that substance abuse and addictions have a negative impact on the social, health and economic well-being of Canadians, and in particular First Nations families, and that effective partnerships between non-governmental organizations can promote the development of leading-edge research, policies and programs that reduce the harm associated with alcohol and other drugs.
NNAPF and CCSA pledge to work together in a spirit of cooperation, learning and support to share information pertaining to addictions and substance abuse -- which may include the sharing of information and personnel, the conducting of workshops, conferences, seminars and meetings and the production of documents -- and to implement practical means to enhance the development of collaborative efforts between the two organizations.
Highlights of activities to date
This agreement expired in March 2007, and was renewed for a three-year period. It can be renewed again with the consent of both parties.