On September 26, 2003, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH) formalized an opportunity to enhance their respective roles and effectiveness with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that brings together the unique strengths of each organization. This MOA was renewed in May 2011 for a further three years.
It is widely recognized that substance abuse and addictions have a negative impact on the health, as well as the social and economic well-being of women and girls. It is also known that effective partnerships between research and policy groups and non-governmental organizations can contribute to leading-edge research, policies and programs that reduce the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and promote women's health and well-being.
CCSA and BCCEWH have pledged to work together in a spirit of cooperation, learning and support to implement practical means of:
Highlights of Activities: 2003 - 2012
Current and ongoing collaborations: