CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Conference Program Committee

CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 Conference Program Committee leads the development of the program for the conference. 

The program committee assists CCSA in:

  • Advising on the conference theme
  • Reviewing and scoring submitted abstracts
  • Provide recommendations for keynote speakers
  • Serving as poster judges and moderators for conference sessions

The conference could not take place without the commitment and tireless efforts of the program committee members. CCSA would like to thank the members for their contributions. 

CCSA's Issues of Substance Conference Program Committee 


Amy Porath, PhD
Director, Research
(Program Committee Chair)    

Jane A. Buxton MBBS, MHSc, FRCPC
Professor and Director, MPH Practicum
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
BCCDC Chair, Royal College Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialty Committee    

Christopher Canning, PhD
Director, Programs and Priorities
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Kim Corace, PhD, C Psych
Director, Clinical Programming and Research
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Chris Cull
Inspire by Example    
Colleen Dell, PhD 
Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness
University of Saskatchewan    
Catherine Ford
Senior Policy Advisor
Mental Health and Addictions Branch
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Gord Garner 
Executive Director
Community Addictions Peer Support Association    
Sherry Huff 
Writer and Editor
Social Media Coordinator
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation    
Rebecca Jesseman
Director, Policy
Pam Kent, PhD 
Associate Director, Research
Audrey McFarlane
Executive Director
Lakeland Centre for FASD
Opal McInnis, PhD 
Community Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health
Government of Nunavut    
Robyn McQuaid, PhD 
Institute of Mental Health Research
The Royal Hospital    
Catherine Paradis, PhD 
Senior Research and Policy Analyst
Hubert Sacy, 
Directeur général
Sherry Stewart, PhD 
Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology/Neuroscience
Dalhousie University
Sheena Taha, PhD
Knowledge Broker
Karen Urbanoski, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Addictions
University of Victoria
Sarah Wallingford, PhD
Ottawa Public Health
John Weekes, PhD
Director, Research and Academics
Waypoint Research Institute
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care    


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