CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

CCSA’s Issues of Substance returns to an in-person event in 2023

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is happy to announce that our Issues of Substance conference will return in 2023 as an in-person event during CCSA’s 35th anniversary. 

Join us on the West Coast at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Nov. 20 to 22, 2023. 

Our Issues of Substance conference provides a unique opportunity to share new research and best practices, network with peers and receive practical training related to substance use and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Our national conference is of interest to:

  • Addiction workers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Knowledge brokers
  • People with lived or living experience with substance use or substance use disorder

Call for Submissions

The call for submissions is now open. We welcome research, policy and program submissions as well as personal experience stories for consideration to present at the conference.

Find more details, including information on the submission process and requirements, in the call for submissions section of the website

The deadline for submissions is Mon., Feb. 27, 2023. 


Registration for the conference opens in April 2023. Find more details about registration, including fees and deadlines, on the registration page.

Stay Informed!

Remember to keep up to date on the latest news about the conference by following the official social media accounts of CCSA.

If you would like to receive emails for CCSA’s next conference, please sign up on the CCSA website and select “Issues of Substance 2023” from the list of subscription choices.

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