Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse CCSA

Centre canadien de lutte contre l’alcoolisme et les toxicomanies

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms … (about 1/2).

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Address: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse CCSA, 75 Albert Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7, Canada;
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About 2/2: … CCSA is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding in the field, and is a leading partner in major national and international initiatives. CCSA provides access to a range of information and analysis relating to substance abuse issues, and connects Canadians to a broad spectrum of networks and activities.

Three strategic directions guide CCSA’s activities:

  • Leadership: Providing leadership that allows for the development, implementation and monitoring of national priorities
  • Knowledge Translation: Fostering a knowledge-translation environment where evidence informs policy, practice and action
  • Partnerships: Creating, sustaining and leveraging partnerships that maximize individual and collective efforts

Corporate Overview

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.

CCSA has a 20-year history of accomplishments that have advanced knowledge and understanding in the substance abuse field.  CCSA has been and remains a leading partner in major national initiatives, including:

  • A ground breaking report on the economic costs of substance abuse, The Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada
  • A benchmark national survey of Canadians’ use of alcohol and other drugs, the Canadian Addiction Survey
  • CCSA’s national biennial conference on substance abuse and addictions, Issues of Substance
  • The exploration of key contemporary issues and their policy implications in an annual “snapshot” report, Substance Abuse in Canada
  • A coordinated, Canada-wide, multi-partner approach to meeting the challenges associated with alcohol and other drugs and substances, the National Framework for Action
  • A five-year plan for mobilizing youth-focused media and service organizations to reduce drug use among Canada’s youth, A National Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth.

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