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.

Certification Retention Incentive – Deadline August 15, 2019

In order to qualify for the annual certification retention incentive, please submit your certificate to Indigenous Services Canada, First Nation Inuit Health Branch no later than August 15, 2019.


For more details, click on FNIHB’s letter below.

2019 NNADAP Conference

This year marks the 15th annual Ontario National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program Conference and the ORAPC Subcommittee has been hard at work planning the 2019 Conference.


This year the committee has decided to do things a little differently and have waived the $250 registration fee that is normally applied to NNADAP Workers.  Non-NNADAP workers, however, will still be required to pay a $600 registration fee.


The dates and location have been determined as follows:


Dates:      October 8, 9 and 10, 2019
Location:  Holiday Inn Toronto Airport Hotel
                 970 Dixon road
                 Toronto, ON


To learn more about the conference including workshops and keynote speakers, click on the link below.  Please direct all questions to the Conference Coordinator, Kari Chiapetta at 1-807-621-6225 (tel) or 1-807-577-6800 (fax) or email her at




If you are interested in securing a vendor table at the conference, please click on the link below for more details.

Budget 2018 Investment NNADAP

The First Nation Inuit Health Branch, FNIHB, Indigenous Services Canada has announced that a $200 million national investment is being made to the NNADAP Program over a 5-year period.


Budget 2018 allows for the investment for substance abuse prevention and treatment.


Ontario NNADAP will receive $40 million over the next 5 years with a $5.6 million allocation for 2018/19.


Please be aware that it is up to each individual Nation and/or Treatment Centre on how these dollars are to be invested into their overall NNADAP Program.


Dollars for the remaining 4 years (2019/20 to 2022/23) will be organized in collaboration with the Chiefs of Ontario Health Coordination Unit.
See the Indigenous Services Canada announcement below.


Click to view and/or download Spring Newsletter

The spring newsletter is now available.  Inside you can find information regarding:
  1.  Budget 2018 Investments
  2.  Certification
  3.  NNADAP Across the Country
  4.  2019 NNADAP Conference
  5.  Human Trafficking
  6. Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT)
  7.  Ask Me How I Did It – Relaunch
Click on the newsletter to download your copy

Kids Help Phone

In November, 2018, Kids Help Phone launched a confidential texting service that is monitored in real-time by over 700 volunteers across Canada.

Youth utilizing the services are in their late teens and/or young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues and feelings of isolation.

In a 8-month testing period, there were 13,000 texting conversations where youth reached out for help.

Visit Kids Help Phone ( for more information on services, volunteers and additional resources…you just may save a life!

Click to view Help for Kids website







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).