For those coming to the retreat, I am re-sending the packing list/
I am passing on an important message about an important Health Canada
initiative focused on substance abuse.
On September 5, 2018, Health Canada launched a public consultation on
potential next steps in the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS).
The CDSS is the federal government’s health-focused approach to substance
use issues. It is a comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and
evidence-based approach to substance use that includes actions in the areas
of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement. The goal of the
CDSS, which is led by the Minister of Health, is to protect the health and
safety of Canadians by minimizing harms from substance use for individuals,
families and communities.
The purpose of this consultation is to engage Canadians on new and
innovative ideas on how to further strengthen the federal government’s
approach to substance use issues through the CDSS. The consultation will
last for 90 days, closing on December 4, 2018.
We recognize the unique impact that substance use has on Canadian youth,
and we want to hear your important perspectives. As such, we invite you to
provide feedback on this consultation.
We would also appreciate you sharing this email amongst your networks so
that we may reach as many interested Canadians as possible.
Below you will find a link to the consultation website, where you will be
able to undertake a survey to provide your feedback on the CDSS. This
survey is based on key themes, including:
– Taking action on the root causes and risk factors of problematic
– Reducing stigma towards people who use drugs
– Improving access to comprehensive, evidence-based treatment services
– Applying a public health lens to regulation and enforcement activities
Here is the link: Canada.ca/substance-use-consultation
Thank you in advance for your participation in this consultation. The
perspectives of youth will be vital to the further development of the CDSS
as a health-focussed approach to problematic substance use in Canada.
Here are the details for the weekend which is filled with friends, fresh air, fun, faith and fellowship!
Where: Long Island Camp, 415 Nicolls Island Rd, Manotick
When: Oct 12 to 14, 2018
(Arrive at OUC parking lot for 6:00pm Friday having eaten supper – you’ll return by 2:30pm on Sunday)
Cost: $80 per person. Make cheque payable to: OUC Youth
Who: All members of OUC Youth are invited.
What to bring:
- Please bring one snack that will be shared with the group
- Sleeping bag/blanket and pillow. The cabins can get chilly at night, so warm sleeping bags would be a good idea.
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, etc.)
- Please bring clothing for outdoor use
What NOT to bring:
- Harpsicords made before 1927
- Speedo bathing suits made after 2012
- Drums that are larger than 1m in diameter
- Flip flops or crop tops from Queen’s Theological College
- More than 100 litres of Axe deodorant
- Anything that will attract Canadian geese (There are already enough that hang out on the water at the camp)
Be PREPARED for:
- Having lots of fun
- Spending time outdoors
- Multi-course Saturday night dinner
Transportation to the retreat will be by car. We will have limited trunk space, so please pack things as compact as possible. We could also use parents to carpool one way to the Retreat either on Friday night or Sunday morning.
If you have any questions, you can contact michaelparsche (email@example.com or 613.762.1896)
Post expires at 7:04pm on Tuesday November 13th, 2018
Post expires at 7:34am on Monday November 12th, 2018
Save the date for the OUC Youth Retreat – Oct 12 to 14.
Details to follow soon.