The Oxford County Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy was developed and led by the Oxford Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy Project Steering Committee. The group held its first meeting on March 6th, 2018, attended by members from 12 community agencies and three community members with lived experience. The initial group was expanded to include two more members from different community agencies.

The process of creating the community drug and alcohol strategy involved conducting an evidence review, reviewing other community drug and alcohol strategies, local data best practice and comprehensive community consultations with more than 50 individuals. The individuals represented various key stakeholder groups, including community agencies, community network tables and people with lived experience, all of whom participated in focus groups and/or interviews.

This Strategy would not have been possible without support from the community, including individuals and groups passionate about addressing problematic substance use. The contributions of everyone who participated in developing this Strategy are sincerely appreciated. The result is a truly community-driven strategy containing specific actions to improve the lives of people with lived experience and those affected by problematic substance use. Members of the Oxford Community Alcohol Drug Strategy Project Steering Committee include:


Peter Heywood, Program Director Southwestern Public Health

Randy Peltz, Executive Director, Oxford County Community Health Centre


Brooke Boersen, Southwestern Public Health


Thames Valley District School Board
Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness
Children’s Aid Society
Woodstock Police Service
County of Oxford-Paramedic Services
Base Hospital
Blandford-Blenheim Fire Department
Canadian Mental Health Association Oxford
Tillsonburg Fire
Southwestern Public Health
Domestic Assault Services Oxford
Southwest LHIN
Woodstock General Hospital
Oxford County Community Health Centre
Pharmasave- Ingersoll
Addiction Services of Thames Valley
Oxford Health Link
Woodstock Probation Services
County of Oxford- Human Services
Social Planning Council
Operation Sharing
Salvation Army
United Way Oxford
Indwell-Harvey Woods LOFT
Indigenous Justice Program/Oxford-Elgin
Legal Clinic
Community Employment Services-
Newcomer Services


Oxford Mental Health and Addictions Network (OMAN)
Oxford Addiction Treatment Strategy (OATS)
Oxford Drug Awareness Committee (ODAC)
Ingersoll Resource Network
Situation Table
Homelessness/Housing Stability Working Committee
Zero Poverty Action Committee
Domestic Assault Review Team (DART)
Rainbow Coalition
Oxford County Suicide Prevention Team
Future Oxford- Community Oxford
Survivors Voices Oxford
Violence Against Women Community Table
Southwest Regional Coordinating Committee of Violence Against Women
Oxford County Social Housing Table