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Registration Information

​​​​​​Join addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, policy and decision makers, and people with lived or living experience of substance use disorders for presentations and interactive learning workshops at Canada's premier national conference for the addiction field. All registrants — with the exception of exhibit display staff — are entitled to:

  • Attend all sessions

  • Three continental breakfasts, two lunches and break refreshments

Registration Dates and Fees

Opening of Online Registration

Individuals will be able to register online for CCSA's Issues of Substance 2019 conference beginning in late March 2019. Online registration will open in conjunction with the launch of the new CCSA's Issues of Substance website.

Early Bird

Registered and paid by Wednesday September 25, 2019

  • Early Bird Registration: $795

  • Early Bird Student Registration: $300  


Registered and paid after Wednesday September 25, 2019

  • General Registration: $895

  • General Student Registration: $400


To qualify for the student rate, students must provide proof of full-time registration as an undergraduate, Masters or doctoral student at a Canadian post-secondary institution in a program related to substance use, addiction or gambling. Please email a letter from your dean indicating your student status to

Conference Presenter Registration

Please note that oral, workshop and poster presenters are required to pay registration fees and must do so by Friday, May 17, to secure their spot on the program.

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​​Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

Late March 2019 Registration opens
Friday, May 17 Presenters' deadline to register
Wednesday, September 25Early bird registration closes
Friday, October 25 Cancellation deadline
Thursday, November 14 Registration transfer deadline
Saturday, November 23 Online registration closes
​Sunday, November 24 Onsite registration opens