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An Ontario working group participated in the 1998 General Review of the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP).  The need to enhance program coordination and develop a well-defined strategy for dealing with issues related to addictions was identified.  In keeping with the review findings and recommendations, Partnership Committees between First Nations and Health Canada were developed to bring together expertise and knowledge of addiction services.  These partnerships participated in regional needs assessments that resulted in the outcomes of the 2011 NNADAP Renewal Framework that reflects integrated NNADAP Worker feedback.  Ontario regional efforts through the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC) will continue to be consistent with and support the direction of the 2011 NNADAP Renewal Framework and will help guide our future initiatives and strategies in dealing with emerging issues.


The ORAPC is comprised of qualified individuals (see Section 6. Term, Qualifications and Responsibilities) from the four provincial and territorial organizations (PTO’s), Independent First Nations, the NNADAP-funded Treatment Centres, FNIHB and the First Nation responsible as the Transfer Payment Agency (TPA).


There shall be two representatives from the following:

  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation

  • Independent First Nations

  • Treatment Centres

  • Union of Ontario Indians


and, there shall be one representative from the following:

  • Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians

  • Grand Council Treaty 3

  • Ex-officio member from Transfer Payment Agency

  • Six Nations of the Grand River

  • Ex-officio member from FNIHB



The Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee reports to the Chiefs of Ontario office through the Health Coordination Unit.  The ORAPC shall also provide information to the NNADAP workers and PTO’s.  The Transfer Payment Agency shall submit all reports and work plans to ORAPC and FNIHB as identified in the Contribution




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