Celebrating the past, shaping the future
In August 1988, legislation was passed with all-party support in Parliament to create the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) as the "national focus" of Canada's Drug Strategy, which had been launched the previous year. Under the new National Anti-Drug Strategy, announced in October 2007, CCSA looks forward to a new role as the driving force behind the National Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada's Youth.
Throughout 2008, we are remembering the accomplishments of the past 20 years and looking ahead at the challenges to come. Special 20th anniversary highlights include a reception attended by CCSA's Honorary Patron, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and an interview with CCSA founding chair David Archibald.