The ODPRN Citizens’ Panel recently launched an initiative to raise awareness and understanding of current drug policy issues experienced by the general public by providing a platform for meaningful conversation between citizens of Ontario. The ODPRN will be conducting virtual town halls with other Ontario Citizens who are invited to share stories and raise questions on topics related to drug policy research in Ontario. A moderator and a content specialist will be available to answer questions and offer insight. These discussions will be used by ODPRN and other groups to inform future research and policy priorities that incorporates perspectives of people with lived experience.
Previous Town Halls
July 27, 2022 (Inaugural): Navigating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood. Read the report + listen to the audio clips from 7 of the individuals who shared live during the Town Hall as well as 4 individuals who shared their story following the Town Hall.
May 2, 2023: Access to treatment and services for depression. Read the report + listen to the audio clips from 6 of the individuals who shared live during the Town Hall.
November 28, 2023: Hospital Care: Experiences Among People Who Use Drugs. A report on what we heard is currently in development that will reflect the described needs and challenges identified during the Town Hall.