Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) prides itself on being an independent, neutral, nonpartisan and trusted third-party expert on substance use and addiction. Our work is always firmly rooted in science and sound methodology, and driven by compassion. As an organization, our work and staff are guided by six core values:

Social Responsibility



CCSA is dedicated to enriching the health and well-being of society.

Partnerships and Collaboration



CCSA is dedicated to creating and nurturing partnerships to mobilize efforts, committed to inclusivity and building consensus, and focused on realizing a collective impact.

Integrity and Respect



CCSA is committed to maintaining the trust of staff, partners and stakeholders by being accountable and transparent, and by treating all individuals with dignity and respect.

Cultivate Knowledge and Strive for Objectivity



CCSA is committed to continuous learning, to sharing information, viewpoints, ideas and practices, and to using evidence to inform policy and practice and to guide action.




CCSA is devoted to enhancing the quality of our services, products and practices through continuous improvement and innovation.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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CCSA embraces diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and is committed to achieving employment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds and encourage employees with accessibility needs to make their needs known.

We are committed to ensuring that Indigenous peoples and all equity seeking groups, including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, are fully represented at all levels of our organization. We are also committed to identifying and working towards eliminating real or perceived racism and discrimination in our workplace.

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