The Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis in Canada
annual report, which summarizes the Joint Statement of Action progress accomplished in 2016–2017.
On November 2016, the Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, then federal Minister of Health, and the
Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, then Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, facilitated the signing of the
Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis in Canada. This effort represents action-oriented commitments by governments, councils and organizations to improve prevention, treatment and harm reduction associated with problematic opioid use, as well as contribute to the evidence base and national information sharing. The
list of participants contributing to these efforts continues to grow.
Much work towards the commitments made under the Joint Statement of Action has been completed.
View the key findings and important resources. CCSA facilitates the sharing of information among opioid response partners to avoid duplication of efforts and encourage collaboration, and reports
on the progress of this collaborative group to the public.
CCSA works with many partners to improve the health and safety of Canadians. In addition to our
work under the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis, we are proud to lead and support collaborative efforts to combat the
prescription drug crisis.
Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management
CCSA is a member of the
Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management, which works to evaluate the common reasons for opioid prescriptions and recommends improving access for patients to alternative, evidence-based, non-pharmacological pain management options. The coalition is developing specific
recommendations for governments and other stakeholders, as committed to in the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis. These recommendations would help to optimize clinical alternatives for pain management to reduce reliance on opioids.
Learn more about the Joint Statement of Action commitments and latest progress by attending webinars.