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Annual Report

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Addiction Matters

Addiction matters because it affects us all — mothers, fathers, daughters and sons at home, at work and in the community. Not only do substance use disorders place considerable strain on our healthcare system, they impact Canadian society as a whole, and diminish the quality of life of those who are touched by it. ​​

This year’s annual report focuses on shifting the conversation about addiction away from the problem, towards celebrating the solution.. It captures the research we have produced and the partnerships we have forged to inform the public debate on addiction, to break the stigma that surrounds it and to provide facts to Canadians so they can make informed decisions on substance use.

​This report highlights CCSA’s role in leading efforts to address the harms associated with alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. It underscores the collaborative actions we undertake to inform public policy and evidence-based solutions across the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery to improve care for those with substance abuse disorders, and to ensure healthier individuals, families and communities.

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​Click the icons below to learn more about why a​ddiction matters to Canadians, the health system and players in other sectors — and how CCSA is helping.

Addiction Matters to Canadians

Addiction Matters to Canada’s Health System

Addiction Matters Across Other Sectors

Click on the map to see where CCSA projects
have had an impact in the past year. ​ ​​


View annual reports from previous years:

2013–2014 ​Clarity of Action​​​
2012–2013 Collective Challenge, Collective Action
2011–2012​ On the Ground, Across the Country