Welcome to the Ontario National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) website.  The ORAPC will use this website to share information with community-based and treatment centre NNADAP Workers in Ontario.  Please visit the site often to keep abreast of announcements/updates and to view the tools and resources ORAPC will be making available to you.  Also, feel free to provide comments and feedback to ORAPC as well.


Retention Incentive 

FNIHB, Indigenous Services Canada, offers a retention incentive to NNADAP Workers (community-based and treatment centre) in the amount of $4,000 if workers achieve certification from 1 of 3 recognized certification bodies, namely;

  1. Ingenous Certification Board of Canada (ICB0C)
  2. Canadian Addictions Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF)
  3. Canadian Council of Professional Counsellors (CCPC)

NNADAP Workers are asked to submit proof of certification directly to FNIHB.  Unfortunately, FNIHB can only remit payment to the NNADAP agreement holder and not directly to the NNADAP worker.   Not all NNADAP workers are receiving the retention incentive and these monies are being absorbed into NNADAP programming.

As of October, 2018, only 90 certified NNADAP Workers in Ontario are receiving the retention incentive.  ORAPC continues to advocate a resolution to this process whereby ALL certified NNADP Workers receive the retention incentive as intended.

Below is a Retention Incentive Fact Shee – please feel free to circulate with NNADAP Workers in Ontario!!!!

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Funding applications will be accepted on a continual basis – subject to budgetary considerations.
Cannabis and opioid specific proposals must be received by 5:00pm June 20, 2018.  
Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) are inviting eligible organizations to submit applications to support evidence based/informed health promotion, harm reduction and treatment initiatives to address substance issues related to legal and illegal substances.
This Call for Proposals is in response to the proposed legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada.
To learn more about Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program visit the Health Canada website at


For a copy of the Guidelines for the Call for Proposals, click on the page below.
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Some Quick Links

February 2015 Briefing Note to the Chiefs of Ontario Health Forum
ORAPC 2013-2014 Pamphlet
August 2014 Briefing Note to Chiefs of Ontario Health Coordination Unit
January 2014 Briefing Note to Chiefs of Ontario Health Coordination Unit.
Retention Incentive for Certified NNADAP Workers
Retaining Ontario NNADAP Workers publication.

The development of this website was made possible by the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC) in partnership with the Thunder Partnership Foundation (formerly NNAPF).