Increased wellness for those with substance-based or behavioural (process) substance use disorder(s) is greatly enhanced by social connection. Yet, many people are not fully engaged in their communities either through personal relationships, social events, or civic activities. Unfortunately, many individuals often remain socially isolated and excluded. Stigma and discrimination contribute to the social exclusion of people living in or seeking recovery from addiction.
Through our community engagement initiatives, CAPSA endeavours to provide people affected by substance use disorder possibilities to increase social connections and establish positive relationships with others, both in recovery and in the broader community. Greater social connections can lead to improved economic, educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities that are generally available.
CAPSA’s community engagement initiatives promote social acceptance and full community participation of people in or seeking increased wellness from substance use disorder.
COLLECTIVE VOLUNTEERISM AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
CAPSA provides opportunities for people affected by substance use disorder to connect with their local community through collective volunteerism and community participation.