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CCSA News is where you will find all the latest developments from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Learn more about our most recent publications, events, research findings and resource tools.


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October 13, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New report explores risk factors for high rates of suicide, substance use among Inuit

Ottawa, Oct. 13, 2021 — A new report sheds light on the risk and protective factors for suicide among Inuit across Northern …

September 15, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

World’s First Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines: Helping People in Canada Make Informed Decisions

Ottawa, September 15, 2021 — The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines released today by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and A…

August 10, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Opioids and the Trades: Supporting Employee Health and Safety

Ottawa, August 10, 2021 - The opioid overdose crisis is disproportionately affecting people working in the trades, transport…

July 9, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Recruitment Notice for CCSA CEO

Ottawa, June 29, 2021 — The recruitment notice for the Chief Executive Officer position at the Canadian Centre on …

May 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New Online Learning Suite Helps End the Stigma of Substance Use

Ottawa, May 17, 2021 — Overcoming Stigma, a suite of online resources to help Canadians recognize the various forms of stigm…

May 6, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada

Almost 40% of Women with Children Report Anxiety Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic; Canadians Living with Young Kids Report Increase in Alcohol, Cannabis Consumption

Ottawa, May 6, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a greater impact on mental health and substance use for those living i…

April 20, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA Applauds Investments in Wellness, Addressing Social Determinants of Health in 2021 Federal Budget

Ottawa, April 20, 2021 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) strongly supports investing in the wellne…

  • Policy
February 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll

Ottawa, February 17, 2021 — COVID-19-related stresses are disproportionately impacting people with a history of mental heal…

  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
January 21, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA and Health Canada Invest $1.8 Million in Cannabis Research Projects

Ottawa, January 21, 2021 — It has been more than two years since Canada became the first G20 country to legalize recreation…

  • Cannabis
  • Policy
December 2, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement Addresses Opioid Crisis and Canadian Wellness amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, December 2, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) welcomes the federal government’s conti…

  • COVID-19
  • Opioids
  • Treatment
November 20, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Make a Change to Help People with Substance Use Disorders During National Addictions Awareness Week

Ottawa, November 20, 2020 — Changes in attitude, behaviour and culture are a result of continuous efforts and actions taken …

  • Substance Use
September 30, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Addiction, Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Resource for Ottawa’s Three Largest Post-Secondary Schools

Ottawa, September 30, 2020 — This fall for the first time in Canada, universities and colleges will have access to an all-in…

  • Stigma
  • Mental Health
September 17, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA to Lead Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

Ottawa, September 17, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is leading a major collaborative init…

  • Alcohol
July 7, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Substance Use in Canada Costs Almost $46 Billion a Year According to Latest Data

Alcohol and tobacco use together cause the most harm— accounting for 63% of total amount. Ottawa, July 7, 2020 — Substanc…

  • Substance Use Costs
June 26, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Virtual Care Crucial During COVID-19

“Don’t wait to seek help: Virtual care to support Canadians is available now,” urge mental health and substance use organiza…

  • COVID-19

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