Alcohol is a popular drink in Canada with special social and cultural significance, yet it also causes many types of harm. Canada has developed a
National Alcohol Strategy to address problematic alcohol consumption.
Why is alcohol a national priority?
Impact of alcohol in Canada
economic cost of alcohol-related harm across Canada is $14.6 billion per year.
$7.1 billion for lost productivity owing to illness and premature death
$3.3 billion for direct health care costs
$3.1 billion for enforcement costs
Canada’s National Alcohol Strategy
When Canada’s National Framework for Action identified alcohol as one of Canada’s main priorities, CCSA, Health Canada, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission and other partners collaborated to produce
41 recommendations to reduce alcohol-related harm and promote a culture of moderation in Canada.
CCSA and its partners are now working to implement these recommendations, governed by the National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee. View an update, available on our
National Alcohol Strategy Partnerships page.