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CCSA’s 25th Anniversary

​​​Celebrating 25 years of positive change

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction​ (CCSA) changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.

In 2013, CCSA marked its 25th anniversary of working together with hundreds of partners to improve the health and safety of Canadians. We celebrated the progress made since 1988 when parliament first appointed CCSA as the national steward of Canada's drug strategy, under the leadership of our founding Chair, Mr. H. David Archibald.

Since then, we have focussed on partnership, knowledge exchange and evidence-informed actions to create practical tools to drive social change. This focus remains as important to CCSA now as it was 25 years ago.

CCSA's trailblazing work includes producing

View CCSA's milestone achievements for the past 25 years.

Check out CCSA's commemorative 20th anniversary book.

Read an interview with founding Chair, Mr. H. David Archibald, It Was 20 Years Ago Today.

We look forward to many more years of working towards a healthy Canada that is free of alcohol– and other drug-related harm.