An Act of Parliament with all-party support established CCSA in 1988. A trusted counsel, the Centre provides national leadership in reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs.
CCSA has four strategic core functions:
- Providing National Leadership by creating a common focus and purpose to achieve collective impact.
- Building Strategic Partnerships by bringing people and knowledge together to develop collective responses and coordinated action.
- Advancing Research by synthesizing and generating timely evidence to inform practice and policies.
- Mobilizing Knowledge by expanding the reach and adoption of new and emerging practices.
CCSA’s activities and products are possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views of CCSA do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.