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.

Eliza Bate, MIS
Knowledge Broker


Eliza’s areas of expertise include harm reduction, opioids, cannabis, stigma and the social determinants of health.


Eliza Bate started her career in health and social services as a volunteer at the Carnegie Community Centre in Vancouver in 2005. Inspired by the challenges of working in the substance use and addiction field, she went on to become a case manager in the Downtown Eastside and then at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre in Ottawa.

Recognizing the impact of drug policies on the individuals and communities with whom she worked, Eliza returned to academe to earn a master of information studies, focused on health communication, from the University of Ottawa in 2019. She holds a bachelor of arts from McGill University.

Eliza also worked at Health Standards Organization for three years developing health and social service standards for accreditation. She joined CCSA in May 2022.

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