Chamber receives unanimous support from Mayor and Council following presentation of policy
Lethbridge Mayor and Council voted unanimously to support the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce’s policy, The Economics of Addiction, Monday. The policy calls for a comprehensive solution to the drug crisis, including funding for intox, detox, and supportive housing.
Comparing the supports that Lethbridge is missing to the legs of a chair, Executive Officer, Cyndi Vos said, “our current approach is very unbalanced. We have the Supervised Consumption leg; however this solo approach is not seeing the success it could with the other legs in place.”
Since releasing this policy in July, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has advocated for intox, detox and supportive housing to all three levels of government, in addition to initiating contact with existing stakeholders and the business community.
“Certainly there is a role we can all play, individually and cooperatively, in preventing substance use,” said Vos. “Among other things, I see the Chamber’s role as that of a convener, to bring local businesses, stakeholders, and policymakers together to discuss the impact of the drug crisis in a way that influences a better outcome for all Lethbridge residents.”
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Read the full policyThe full policy The Economics of Addiction (2019) is available to view now at www.lethbridgechamber.com or DOWNLOAD THE PDF.