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CCSA News is where you will find all the latest developments from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Learn more about our most recent publications, events, research findings and resource tools.


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May 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New Online Learning Suite Helps End the Stigma of Substance Use

Ottawa, May 17, 2021 — Overcoming Stigma, a suite of online resources to help Canadians recognize the various forms of stigm…

May 6, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada

Almost 40% of Women with Children Report Anxiety Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic; Canadians Living with Young Kids Report Increase in Alcohol, Cannabis Consumption

Ottawa, May 6, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a greater impact on mental health and substance use for those living i…

April 20, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA Applauds Investments in Wellness, Addressing Social Determinants of Health in 2021 Federal Budget

Ottawa, April 20, 2021 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) strongly supports investing in the wellne…

  • Policy
February 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll

Ottawa, February 17, 2021 — COVID-19-related stresses are disproportionately impacting people with a history of mental heal…

  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
January 21, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA and Health Canada Invest $1.8 Million in Cannabis Research Projects

Ottawa, January 21, 2021 — It has been more than two years since Canada became the first G20 country to legalize recreation…

  • Cannabis
  • Policy
December 2, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement Addresses Opioid Crisis and Canadian Wellness amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, December 2, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) welcomes the federal government’s conti…

  • COVID-19
  • Opioids
  • Treatment
November 20, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Make a Change to Help People with Substance Use Disorders During National Addictions Awareness Week

Ottawa, November 20, 2020 — Changes in attitude, behaviour and culture are a result of continuous efforts and actions taken …

  • Substance Use
September 30, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Addiction, Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Resource for Ottawa’s Three Largest Post-Secondary Schools

Ottawa, September 30, 2020 — This fall for the first time in Canada, universities and colleges will have access to an all-in…

  • Stigma
  • Mental Health
September 17, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA to Lead Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

Ottawa, September 17, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is leading a major collaborative init…

  • Alcohol
July 7, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Substance Use in Canada Costs Almost $46 Billion a Year According to Latest Data

Alcohol and tobacco use together cause the most harm— accounting for 63% of total amount. Ottawa, July 7, 2020 — Substanc…

  • Substance Use Costs
June 26, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Virtual Care Crucial During COVID-19

“Don’t wait to seek help: Virtual care to support Canadians is available now,” urge mental health and substance use organiza…

  • COVID-19
June 9, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

More than 1 in 5 Canadians who drink alcohol and have been staying at home more have been drinking once a day since the beginning of May

Ottawa, June 9, 2020 — About 20% of Canadians who drink alcohol and have been staying at home more due to the COVID-19 pande…

  • Alcohol
  • COVID-19
April 24, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada Highlight Healthy Coping Strategies during COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, April 24, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Mental Health Commission of Canad…

  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
April 15, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadians Under 54 Drinking More While at Home Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, April 15, 2020 — 25% of Canadians (aged 35–54) and 21% of Canadians (aged 18–34) say they have increased the amount …

  • COVID-19
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
December 19, 2019| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Statement by Rita Notarandrea on the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada’s Annual Report and Its Emphasis on Stigma

Ottawa, December 19, 2019 - The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) welcomes the Chief Public Health Offic…

  • Stigma
  • CCSA

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