Media Advisory - CCSA invites media to attend local event on substance abuse



    YELLOWKNIFE, NWT, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Directors of the
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), an organization working to reduce
alcohol- and drug-related harm, will spend the next three days in Yellowknife
sharing ideas with representatives of the addictions community in a special
event called the Northwest Territories Addictions World Café, signing a
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the NWT's Department of Health and Social
Services, and participating in local cultural events.
    CCSA would like to invite interested media to attend the conclusion of
the World Café and the MOA signing, and to speak with CCSA and DHSS
representatives and World Café participants.

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    Date/time: Friday June 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm (Addictions World Café
    concludes at 4:15 pm and MOA signing will be at 4:30 pm)

    Location: Tree of Peace Friendship Centre (Boardroom). 5011 51st Street,
    Yellowknife

    Local media contact: Enid Harrison, CCSA at 867-445-7313. This media
    contact will be available after 4:00 pm on Wednesday June 20, 2007.
    Before that time, please contact Brooke Bryce, CCSA at
    613-235-4048 ext. 243.

    Interview and photo opportunities available

    Host List for NWT Addictions Community World Café:

    - Tree of Peace Friendship Centre
    - Salvation Army
    - John Howard Society/Homelessness Coalition
    - Centre for Northern Families
    - Yellowknife Association for Community Living
    - YWCA Yellowknife
    - Youth Net NWT
    - Native Women's Association of the NWT-Victim Services
    - Dene Nation
    - Department of Health and Social Services
    - Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
    - Department of Education, Culture and Employment
    - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    - Elder-Ruth McCullough Mercredi
    - Justice-Corrections (North Slave Correctional Centre)
    - Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority
    - Stanton Territorial Hospital

    About CCSA (www.ccsa.ca):
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    With a legislated mandate to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related
harms, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides leadership on national
priorities, fosters knowledge-translation within the field, and creates
sustainable partnerships that maximize collective efforts. CCSA is supported
by Health Canada through Canada's Drug Strategy.




For further information:

For further information: Local media contact: Enid Harrison, CCSA, (867)
445-7313. This media contact will be available after 4:00 pm on Wednesday June
20, 2007. Before that time, please contact: Brooke Bryce, CCSA, (613) 235-4048
ext. 243


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