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CCSA’s 30th Anniversary

​​Celebrating 30 years of positive change

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on society.

In 2018, CCSA marked its 30th anniversary of working together with hundreds of partners to improve the health and safety of Canadians. We are celebrating the progress made since 1988 when parliament first appointed CCSA as the national steward of Canada's drug strategy under the leadership of our founding chair, Mr. H. David Archibald.

Since then, we have focused on creating evidence-based knowledge to inform policy and decision making at all levels of government and on the frontlines of health care. This focus remains as important to CCSA now as it was 30 years ago.

CCSA's trailblazing work includes producing:​

We look forward to many more years of working towards a healthy Canada that is free of alcohol- and other drug-related harm.​