A coalition is a group of community members from different organizations who come together to pursue a common goal. Teachers, parents, elected leaders, social workers, citizens, police officers, doctors, youth, and many more can all make a difference. Everyone has a role to play in preventing and reducing alcohol and drug problems in Alberta.
Communities are unique. Therefore, they require strategies that are unique to their own situation. To be successful, groups promoting change must represent the community they wish to change. To do this, coalitions should look to build their membership with different people who share similar interests.