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.


Chiefs of Ontario Health Forum

The Chiefs of Ontario will be hosting their 12th Annual Health Forum from February 27 to March 1, 2018 at the Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.  For more information, contact Miryan Castro at 1-416-597-1266 or toll free at 1-800-517-6527 or by email at

The Final Agenda is provided below.  For registration forms, please visit the Chiefs of Ontario website at

Click to view Health Forum Agenda


NNADAP Counselor Resource Video

The following NNADAP Counselor Resource Video has been created by the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee to assist newly hired NNADAP Workers (community-based and treatment centres) on how to engage and interact with a client who are starting their healing journey away from addiction(s).

To view the NNADAP Counselor Resource Video, click on the picture below.

click to view video

Funding for Video

Funding for this video was made possible by Gawker (now defunct) an American blog site focusing on celebrities and the media.  Gawker crowd-funded $200,000 to buy a video of then Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine while discussing politics.
In July of 2013, Gawker, after paying processing fees, divided $185,000 four ways and donated the money to the following organizations:
  1. Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke;
  2. South Riverdale Community Health Centre;
  3. Unison Health and Community Serivces; and
  4. The Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee (ORAPC)
ORAPC, after carefully weighing all options, decided to utilize the dollars by enhancing the annual NNADAP Conference and finally, creating a resource video for NNADAP Workers in Ontario.


2017 NNADAP Conference – Sault Ste Marie

The  2017 NNADAP Conference was held at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste Marie on October 23, 24 & 25, 2017.

Each year the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee and NNADAP Conference Planning Subcommittee work hard to offer informed and meaningful workshops that impart current information in the area of addiction for the benefit of NNADAP and Treatment Centre Workers in Ontario.

This year’s conference offered the following Workshops

  1. NNADAP 101 – Pat Sword
  2. Harm Reduction is Love – Sharp Dopler
  3. Cultural Treachings – H. Neil Monague
  4. Creating Practice-Based Evidence – Mae Katt
    1. Opiate Agonist Treatment at a First Nation High School
    2. Community Based Suboxone Treatment
  5. Walking Softly on Mother Earth – Sandi Boucher
  6. Indigenous Cultural Resilience an Trauma Informed Practice – Maya Chacaby
  7. Not Your Kokum’s Bingo: Indigenous Gambling Today – Lisa Jackson & Amanda Fobister
  8. Using the Native Wellness Assessment (NWA) – Sylvia St. George
  9. Professional Certification for Indigenous Workers: how ICBOC has evolved as a certification body and how it works for you – Giselle Roblin
  10. Healing Through Song – H. Neil Monague
























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).