Resolutions

Addictions and Homelessness

Year: 2022

Resolution

Whereas drug and alcohol abuse and addiction rates are substantially increasing in communities, leading to increases in deaths, violent crime, property crime, drug offenses and homelessness, resulting in increased strain on Emergency Responders; and

Whereas it is difficult to combat the root causes of addictions, mental health, and homelessness; and

Whereas municipalities have limited resources and financial capacity to address the local consequences of these issues; and

Whereas the Government of Saskatchewan is responsible for the disposition of justice, health, and social services resources; 

 

Therefore be it resolved that SUMA advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to provide leadership in order to break the cycle of problematic drug, alcohol, addictions and homelessness issues by coordinating provincial ministries, police services, community agencies, and Indigenous organizations and governments in order to ensure effective, evidence-based responses that address all of these issues; and

Be it further resolved that SUMA advocate the Government of Saskatchewan to increase drug, alcohol, addictions and homelessness funding for organizations and agencies in municipalities so as to ensure financial resources are in place to implement measures that will help to address this growing crisis.

 

ACTS AFFECTED: None

REGION/SECTOR AFFECTED: All

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