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Health committee  The board of health did approve that report and they did make the call to the federal government.

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I look forward to receiving that response.

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I hope so.

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I think that, again, you need a fulsome response. I would treat this as a health issue rather than a criminal issue. I think we've done a great deal of harm and I think we've burdened our health care system. I can't speak enough to the determinants of health: supportive housing,

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I think we've tried to allude to this already, myself and others around the video conference. I feel, and I think the evidence demonstrates, that there are significant harms associated with prohibition and that there is a good rationale for looking at drugs and drug use through a

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I think this question of addiction and addictive tendency is one that has a fair amount of individuality to it. What I was trying to address in my comments is that there are many reasons that people engage in drug use. I think really getting to the heart of it and getting to prev

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I would suggest to you that needle exchange programs are also, as I mentioned with harm reduction, a critical, life-saving component as part of a response to drug use in our community. They are not encouraging drug use. I think they encourage safer drug use. They allow for the he

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  It all depends on the model you've got. There are many different varieties of supervised consumption service that are available, and it depends on the nature of the staffing. At Toronto Public Health, ours is a nurse-led model. We do have peer workers, as well, as part of the s

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I would characterize them as life-saving, cost-effective and very beneficial in terms of actually establishing that relationship that you've heard the other experts around the video conference speak about as necessary to address the challenges. Harm reduction workers are a crucia

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I think it depends on particular populations. We have seen a little bit of an increase. I think I addressed that in my remarks, but in respect of methamphetamine use, there have been particular subpopulations where its use has been more prevalent relative to the general populatio

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  I can start off with that a little bit. We certainly have a number of programs directed toward young people and for parents and caregivers of young people. We have a number of programs in schools that are not necessarily specific to any one substance or drug but talk about substa

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  This is in respect of the number of treatment admissions for methamphetamine, and I will tell you the exact source for that. That is from our drug and alcohol treatment information system, courtesy of our colleagues at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, right here in Tor

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  Good afternoon. Thank you, Mr. Chair and members of the committee, for the opportunity to speak with you today. As you've heard, my name is Dr. Eileen de Villa and I am the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto. In that capacity I and my organization, Toronto Public

February 21st, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  In my comments I talked about how I think this is a reasonable approach for now, and that we should continue to move forward and think about and ensure that we're capitalizing on the experiences of other jurisdictions. It's a question of trying to balance it out, so I agree that

September 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Health committee  Yes, it is. As I mentioned, we're talking about long-term consequences associated with personal possession. Dr. Maté, before his unfortunate sound issues, was talking about many of the social problems and the social factors that drive lots of these things. I think, in fact, cre

September 13th, 2017Committee meeting

Dr. Eileen de Villa