OAW: Upstream Ottawa program supports Black youth struggling with mental health substance abuse issues


The Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth aims to help connect Black youth in the capital with Black clinicians and find the support they need to deal with substance abuse and mental health problems. Upstream Ottawa facilitates the program.

Bo Turpin, executive director of Upstream Ottawa, joins Patricia Boal to talk about how the program works, how it got started, and what unique service it provides in the community.