Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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Thank you for your interest in joining the CCSA team. Use the links below to view specific topics on this page.

Opportunities to Join CCSA’s Team of Professionals

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You can find CCSA’s current list of job opportunities at CCSA Talent Community.

Consideration of candidate applications for opportunities begins upon receipt and continues until we find the successful candidate.

CCSA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. As an organization, we are committed to ensuring that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and all equity-seeking groups are fully represented, including women, people of colour, people with disabilities, and people who are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

CCSA is dedicated to learning from and supporting people with lived or living experience of substance use and health. We encourage people with lived or living experience of substance use to apply to join the CCSA team.

CCSA promotes the rights of all people with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and its related Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. CCSA will make appropriate accommodations on request. Please inform CCSA in advance of a request for accommodation during the recruitment process by emailing

Join the CCSA Talent Community

We encourage everyone who is interested in joining CCSA now or in the future to create a profile at CCSA Talent Community. When you join the CCSA Talent Community, you will be able to see future job opportunities. It will also allow CCSA to contact you directly if a suitable opportunity becomes available.

Who We Are

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) brings together people and knowledge to improve the health and safety of individuals, families and communities across Canada. As a national non-profit created by an Act of Parliament, we hold a unique position from which we can bridge the gap between government agencies and public stakeholders.

The key to our success is teamwork and cross-sectoral collaboration. We are passionate people with strong values and a commitment to providing national leadership on substance use and addiction.

We believe in making a difference. At CCSA, we value our employees and believe in investing in them. If you are looking for a rewarding career in a fast-paced work environment with a highly engaged team, then apply to join us today!

Our Values


Social Responsibility


Partnerships and


Cultivate Knowledge
and Strive for


Integrity and Respect



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Equity, Diversity and


What We Offer

At CCSA, we take the time to celebrate the important things. All employees enjoy:

  • A diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Comprehensive health and wellness programs, including nutrition, financial wellness and group meditation
  • Flexible hours to promote a healthy work–life balance
  • An employee-led social committee that organizes themed events
  • Team-building activities
  • Staff Charities Committee – organizes fundraising events and donations to local charities since 2002

Our Senior Leadership Team is committed to promoting psychological health and safety, which is reflected in our policies and programs, including numerous health and wellness initiatives.


Permanent employees receive comprehensive benefits to meet their diverse needs. Our benefits plan includes:

  • Competitive paid time off, including vacation and personal leave
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits, including a healthcare spending account
  • Employer contributed group RRSP plan
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Plan providing support from a variety of specialists to help employees with personal or work-related issues
  • Long service awards

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