Ottawa’s response to addressing the need for support, treatment, education and prevention of drug and substance abuse among youth. Youth have access to counselling through an education and prevention program provided at all of Ottawa’s high schools and by several community agencies.
Since project s.t.e.p. began more than 20,000 students have had substance abuse education sessions. As a result 3 out of every 4 students who participated reduced or stopped using one or more drugs in less than one school year.