Founding of the Canadian Drug Policy Consortium
To date there has not been an organization at the national level in Canada that has been able to provide a mechanism for civil society to collaborate and speak on issues of importance to the development of drug policy at the national level. Consequently, there has been little opportunity for NGOs and other civil society groups to engage the federal government on these issues or to participate in international discussions.
Hence, this grant is to facilitate the emergence of an effective civil society organization in Canada committed to drug policy reform. This shall be done through convening a strategic meeting on behalf of the emerging Canadian Drug Policy Consortium (CDPC) to generate the structure of the organization, a strategic directions document, an action plan and an implementation plan for building capacity to engage in the development of Canadian drug policy and to influence the development of drug policy within the international arena.