Print Header

Issues of Substance 2019

​​​​​​​CCSA's 2019 Issues of Substance conference is heading to Ottawa, Ontario!

The Issues of Substance conference will take place at the Westin Ottawa from November 25-27, 2019, as part of National Addictions Awareness Week.

The theme for CCSA's IOS 2019 conference is Evidence and Perspectives​, Compassion and Action. Substance use and addiction are serious concerns in Canada. They have a negative impact on individuals' relationships and responsibilities wit​hin communities, workplaces, volunteer organizations and educational institutions. In addition, substance use costs our society an estimated $38 billion per year.​

The current landscape in the field of substance use and addiction in Canada is growing more complex.  The need for research and action is greater than ever. The challenge of achieving better outcomes and improved wellbeing for all Canadians demands that we unite through sharing our diverse perspectives and collaborating to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future — a future that is defined by a healthier Canadian society where evidence and compassion transform approaches to addressing substance use and addiction.

Join addictions workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, knowledge brokers, and policy and decision makers for presentations and interactive workshops at Canada's premier national conference on substance use and addiction.​

​ ​​

Call For Abstracts

​CCSA is pleased to announce the call for abstracts​ for CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. Individuals and teams are encouraged to submit abstracts that stimulate ideas and discussion, ​encourage active learning and collaboration; and facilitates meaningful discussions and debates.  The final day to submit an abstract is M​onday January 28, 2019.

Submit your abstract today!​​

​ ​​

CCSA's Issues of Substance Conference ​
November 25 – 27, 2019
The Westin Ottawa
​ ​ Ottawa, Ontario

Registration opens in March 2019​


To keep informed about IOS, please contact us using the IOS Information Request form or follow us at @IOS_QDS​​.