CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

About the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

An Act of Parliament with all-party support established the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in 1988.

CCSA prides itself on being an independent, neutral, non-partisan and trusted third-party expert on substance use and addiction. For more than three decades, we have worked and built trust with various partners and governments across the political spectrum. Together, we continue to advance initiatives in improving wellness for those experiencing the harms of substance use. We achieve this goal through creating accessible, inclusive quality services and supports, and evidence-informed responses to reduce substance use harms.

Our work is always firmly rooted in science and sound methodology, and driven by compassion.

We are committed to fostering understanding and creating awareness of substance use issues. That is what Canadians expect of us. Our current five-year strategic plan guides us through three strategic goals and their accompanying priorities:

  • Advancing knowledge by synthesizing research;
  • Driving collaboration efforts across Canada; and
  • Bridging the gap between what we know and what we do.

CCSA’s activities and products are made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views of CCSA do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.

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