The National Treatment Indicators (NTI) project addresses a need for accurate substance use treatment data to inform effective system and service planning. CCSA has implemented a set of measures to collect this data according to common categories, helping healthcare professionals to make informed decisions and implement changes that provide Canadians with appropriate and timely access to treatment. CCSA brings together knowledge, collaborates with key partners and provides targeted materials to help support evidence-based decisions and actions for policy and practice.
What Is the National Treatment Indicators Project?
The National Treatment Indicators (NTI) project is the only national, accessible source of information on publicly funded substance use treatment centres in Canada. It uses the type of treatment information that is currently being collected and helps to identify information gaps. The NTI working group works together to collect information across Canada and provide it to key decision makers to help them plan, implement, monitor and evaluate evidence-based services and supports and improve the quality, range and accessibility of treatment in Canada.