Alcohol is no ordinary consumer good. The costs associated with alcohol use, in the form of health care, enforcement and lost productivity far exceed the revenues raised by alcohol sales. An alcohol strategy for Ontario requires prioritizing community well-being and safety – for the good of its citizens and for provincial revenues. Bringing together a variety of stakeholders, this alcohol forum will
- Provide current alcohol policy information and promote evidence-based policies that reduce the social and health harms from alcohol;
- Raise public awareness about the potential social and health impacts from expanded access to alcohol;
- Present local response and action to address alcohol-related harm; and
- Build political will to adopt an evidence-informed provincial alcohol control strategy that prioritizes community safety and reduces harm.