Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms

The Postsecondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) is a group of Canadian universities and colleges from across Canada. It supports campus efforts to reduce harms related to alcohol consumption. Members come together to share their knowledge and expertise. They also discuss and report their efforts and results.

In partnership with CCSA, PEP-AH created an evidence-based framework that focuses on five strategic areas:

  • Health promotion, prevention and education
  • Campus services
  • Availability and marketing
  • Pricing of alcohol
  • Community action

Each area guides members through a range of activities. When applied consistently over time, the activities should contribute to reducing alcohol-related harms on campus.

PEP-AH encourages research projects that inform responses to the overconsumption of alcohol on campus. Current completed projects include a community case study and work focusing on student heavy episodic drinking.

PEP-AH invites schools to join and establish their own team of students, faculty and staff to implement plans to reduce alcohol-related harms. It also encourages schools to report on their strategies and progress. To join the effort or for more information, go to or e-mail

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