Who We Are

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.

In January of 2022, the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee provided funding to develop a comprehensive case study on the barriers encountered by individuals seeking care in a NNADAP funded treatment centre. This study was conducted with the assistance of 50 clients (all in various stages of treatment), 25 service providers, 31 First Nations and 10 treatment centres. 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.

How to Appoint a Committee Member

To appoint one person as a member and one as an alternate to represent your interests on the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee, please contact us at
orapc21@outlook.com or visit us at www.orapc.com to register online.


The ORAPC provides advice, guidance, and recommendations to leadership through the Chiefs of Ontario office and the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, on issues of addictions and holistic approaches to healing. ORAPC is comprised of qualified individuals from four provincial and territorial organizations (PTO’s), Independent First Nations, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) funded Treatment Centres, and First Nation Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB). Each organization is represented by appointment from their First Nation governance.

Download the ORAPC Information Sheet

For more information, please contact:

Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC)