Edmonton Community Drug Strategy

The Edmonton Community Drug Strategy (ECDS) is a call to action for governments, community leaders, agencies and organizations to develop an Edmonton strategy targeting young people up to 24-years of age, with an emphasis on preventing and reducing the harmful impacts of alcohol and illicit drug misuse.


The success of the ECDS comes from building on our City's comprehensive range of services. The ECDS creates networks between government at all levels, agencies, community leaders and grassroots groups such as neighbourhood groups, parent groups and youth groups.


  • Coordinate access to information and experience.
  • Implement best practice models and approaches.
  • Provide avenues for community input.
  • Advocate with a common voice for core funding and effective policy.


We believe that all young people in Edmonton should have the opportunity to live their lives free from the harmful impacts of alcohol and illicit drugs.