This web page provides access to credible information on substance abuse and addictions research, reports, and resources relevant to Canada's North, including the three Territories and four Inuit regions of Canada. It concentrates on no-cost, accessible information.
Canada’s North, struggles with the impacts of substance abuse and addiction are far-reaching. High rates of unemployment, isolation and for many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, the inter-generational impacts of colonization, residential schools and abuses have contributed to substance abuse and addictions problems. Some communities have already developed effective responses. There is a common need across Canada's North for the development of holistic, community-based, and culturally inclusive approaches to the identification, prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addictions.
Territorial Government Departments of Health and Social Services
To access the home pages of the departments of Health and Social Services for each of the territories
Treatment and Community Services
Treatment: To access the CCSA and NNADAP treatment directories
Community: To access substance abuse and addictions organizations as well as community programs and services
Organizations and Networks: To access substance abuse, addictions and Aboriginal (health-related) organizations and networks in Canada of potential interest to Canada's northern territories
Researchers and Researcher Networks: To access the CCSA researchers' database and Aboriginal (substance abuse and addictions-related) Canadian researcher networks
Journals: To access substance abuse and addictions-related journals and journal databases of potential interest to Canada's northern territories