Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) holds the unique position of being Canada’s leading national authority on substance use and addiction. Our internationally recognized experts, along with a mutually supportive yet arms-length relationship with government, help the Centre make a lasting impact on Canadian society through engaging with the public sector.

CCSA increases awareness of evidence and best practices among elected officials, key policy makers, the substance use field and the public, which is crucial to addressing the harms associated with substance use and addiction.

We share our expertise through the following public sector engagement activities:

  • Advising federal parliamentarians and public service staff engaged with these issues;
  • Participating in parliamentary committees and caucuses on substance use matters;
  • Engaging with provincial and territorial governments;
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with the media;
  • Amplifying stakeholder work through our social media channels;
  • Monitoring relevant legislative and regulatory initiatives at federal and provincial levels; and
  • Hosting CCSA’s Issues of Substance, our biennial conference for the addictions field, research community and public sector.

Presentations to Parliament

Additional Briefs and Analyses

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