CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Past Conferences

CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference is a biennial event held every other November. The flagship event for the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, the conference takes place as part of National Addictions Awareness Week.

The locations, years and themes of previous instances of CCSA’s Issues of Substance are as follows:

Location Year Theme
Virtual Event 2021 Driving Change Together
Ottawa, Ontario 2019 Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action
Calgary, Alberta 2017 Addiction Matters
Montreal, Quebec 2015 Addiction Matters
Ottawa, Ontario 2013 From Knowledge to Know-how:
Learn, Inspire, Change

British Columbia

2011 Transforming Health Promotion,
Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
Halifax, Nova Scotia 2009 Pathways and Bridges to Change
Edmonton, Alberta 2007 Shaping the Future
Markham, Ontario 2005 N/A (inaugural event)

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