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National Anti-drug Strategy: 2016-17

Plans, Spending and Results

Name of horizontal initiative

National Anti-Drug Strategy

Lead department(s)

Department of Justice Canada

Federal partner organization(s)

  • Health Canada;
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Public Safety Canada;
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
  • Correctional Service Canada;
  • Parole Board of Canada;
  • Public Prosecution Service of Canada;
  • Canada Border Services Agency;
  • Global Affairs Canada;
  • Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada; and
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada.

Non‑federal and non‑governmental partner(s)

not applicable

Start date of the horizontal initiative

2007-08 (First year of the National Anti-Drug Strategy)

First reporting cycle (2007-08 to 2011-12)

Second reporting cycle (2012-13 to 2016-17)

Third reporting cycle (2017-18 to 2021-22)

End date of the horizontal initiative

2021-22 and Ongoing

Total federal funding allocation (start to end date) (dollars)

First reporting cycle (2007-08 to 2011-12Footnote 1): $563.4M

Second reporting period (2012-13 to 2016-17Footnote 2): $574.3M

Third reporting cycle (2017-18 to 2021-22): $556,468,517

Total federal planned spending to date (dollars)

$1,025,060,970

Total federal actual spending to date (dollars)

$914,387,468

Funding contributed by non‑federal and non‑governmental partners

not applicable

Governance structures

The governance structure of the Strategy consists of an Assistant Deputy Minister Steering Committee (ADMSC) and Director General-level working groups on policy and performance, prevention and treatment, enforcement, and communications. The governance structure is supported by the Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section of the Department of Justice Canada.

The ADMSC, which is chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees the implementation of the Strategy, making decisions necessary to advance the initiative, where required, and ensuring appropriate and timely outcomes for the initiative and accountability in the expenditure of initiative resources. The ADMSC prepares questions and makes recommendations for the consideration of Deputy Ministers, where appropriate. It also oversees the work of the four Director general level working groups.

The Prevention and Treatment Working Group, chaired by Health Canada, oversees the implementation of the Prevention and Treatment Action Plans, as well as the work of a Prevention and Treatment Sub-Working Group. The Enforcement Working Group, chaired by Public Safety Canada, oversees the implementation of the Enforcement Action Plan, as well as the work of a new Sub-Committee on Information Sharing and Surveillance. The Policy and Performance Working Group, chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees policy directions and outcomes for the Strategy, as well as the work of the Sub-Committee on Evaluation and Reporting. The Communications Working Group, chaired by the Department of Justice Canada, oversees communication of the Strategy, which includes making the decisions necessary to advance communication of the initiative to the public and stakeholder groups and ensuring coordination of such communications. It also oversees the work of a Communications Sub-Working Group.

Contact information

Danièle Ménard
Director General and General Counsel
Youth Justice and Strategic Initiatives Section
Justice Canada
(613) 954-2730
daniele.menard@justice.gc.ca