The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) is a nation-wide
network of community partners that informs Canadians about emerging drug use trends and associated issues.
The value of CCENDU
CCSA sponsors the CCENDU network to serve as an early warning system on local drug use issues and trends by:
Investigating reported emerging issues related to drug use;
Communicating alerts and bulletins on topics of immediate concern; and
Informing communities on lessons learned in responding to local drug use issues.
The following video describes the role of CCENDU and its value.
Learn about the rise of overdose deaths involving fentanyl and the value of early warning in
this article published in the
Canadian Journal of Addiction.
Created in 1995, CCENDU draws its
members from organizations in the public health, enforcement, treatment and hospital sectors that work in the areas of data collection, policy and planning, or otherwise directly serve local, high-risk populations.
For a listing of past CCENDU reports and other historical documentation, please view the
Bibliography of CCENDU Reports.
For more information, email
Sign up for CCENDU alerts and bulletins here.