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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Media Contact

Our experts are available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Please contact us with your request.

Catherine Paradis, PhD
Senior Research and Policy Analyst


Catherine’s areas of expertise includes alcohol policies, alcohol and its relations to women, youth and students, the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, the National Alcohol Strategy and the Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harm (PEP-AH).


Catherine Paradis is CCSA’s and one of Canada’s leading experts on alcohol. She joined the Centre in 2014 wanting to participate in developing and implementing alcohol-related policies at the federal level. 

Catherine also wanted an opportunity to develop new projects and build new partnerships. For the past several years, she has led the implementation of the Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) and the development of its framework. She currently co-chairs the partnership, which has over 40 post-secondary institutions as members. 

Catherine is also one of the experts responsible for producing Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. She is a sought-after public speaker. Catherine handles close to 100 media requests per year for television, radio and print media, in both English and French markets. 

Catherine holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Montreal. 

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