Cumberland Opioid Council receives provincial funding

The Cumberland Opioid Council is getting just over $5,000 from the province's Chronic Disease Innovation Fund.

The council will use the money for its Investigating Community Readiness project, which will help people who use opioids in Cumberland County and raise awareness about the issue.

Council chair Sandi Partridge says they want to increase the community's awareness of the harms associated with opioid dependency, lessen stigma, and assess readiness for new and innovative strategies.

The province says the Chronic Disease Innovation Fund will invest about $300,000 in 18 projects across the province.