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Canadian Executive Council on Addiction

​​​​​The Canadian Executive Council on Addiction (CECA) is a national, non-governmental organization established in April, 2002:​

  • To mobilize a common national agenda, together with other key stakeholders, that makes a difference to those affected by addiction; and

  • To provide leadership in transforming the healthcare system’s response to substance use.

The members of CECA are senior executives of addiction agencies that have a recognized federal, provincial or territorial mandate.

CCSA was a founding member of CECA, and the two organizations have collaborated on such research projects with national impact as:

Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada​​​

Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada is a guide ​ to help members of the public make informed decisions when seeking substance use treatment for thems​elve​s or their loved ones. CECA partnered with the Government of Alberta and CCSA to develop the guide.

Revie​w the resource at​​​:

  • Provide us with feedback on the usefulness of this resource by sending an email to

  • Request permission to distribute, reproduce, modify or adapt the resource by filling out our permission form​. ​​

CCSA also partners with CECA to co-host the biennial Issues of Substance conference, Canada’s premier conference for professionals working in the substance abuse field.

For more information about CECA, please visit or email