NOMA, FONOM, and NOSDA meet with government at ROMA to discuss northern issues

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Rosalind Russell - January 28, 2022

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, the Federation of Northern Ontario

Municipalities, and the Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association met at the ROMA conference this week to discuss key health issues in the North.

NOMA President Wendy Landry, FONOM President Danny Whalen, and NOSDA Chair Michelle Boileau shared their experiences with provincial ministers and staffers focusing on homelessness, mental health, and the opioid crisis.

The three shared with government a research paper written by the Northern Policy Institute titled “Solving the Homelessness, Mental Health and Addictions Crisis in the North”, which provides eight key recommendations to the government.

The ministers will now review the document and respond in the future. Solving the Homelessness Addiction and Mental Health Crisis in the North-22.01.20-HP