Manitoba is expanding the reach of addiction services by adding councillors to agencies throughout Winnipeg.
“The needs of youth are evolving and it is vital that we keep services grounded in the community. Co-locating these services at different sites allows counsellors to be both aware of emergent trends and able to adapt their responses to new or evolving issues,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen.
Youth councillors from the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) will now be embedded in nine agencies across the city including:
- Access Fort Garry,
- Aikins Street Community Health Centre,
- Centre de Santé Sainte-Boniface,
- Eagle Urban Transition,
- Macdonald Youth Services,
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre,
- New Directions,
- Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad, and
- the StreetReach Program.
Embedding councillors in the agencies will make it easier for referring youth to services and treatment within
According to AFM 478 youth were admitted to community-based services in the past year.
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