Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Media Contact


Our experts are available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Please contact us with your request.

Katie Fleming, MA
Knowledge Broker


Areas of Expertise: 

Katie’s areas of study include criminology, perspectives on cannabis, youth perspectives and drug-impaired driving. 

Biography: 

With over a decade of experience in criminology, research and community outreach, Katie Fleming is one of CCSA’s leading experts on youth engagement, focusing on cannabis, drug-impaired driving and youth perspectives on substance use. Working directly with youth across Canada has allowed Katie to gain deeper knowledge and understanding for how today’s youth perceive particular substances, the rational they use for making decisions and their determination to change their narrative.
 
Through this primary research and her hands-on communication style, Katie has led and delivered key projects on behalf of CCSA. These projects contextualize the viewpoints, perceptions and emotions of today’s youth on substances, allowing for better and more efficient communications to address the harms and side effects with this audience. Recently the Candia Senate invited Katie to share her findings on youth perceptions on cannabis with its members.

Prior to joining CCSA in December 2014, Katie held roles in research for both the Conference Board of Canada and Correctional Service Canada. She also served as a Community Outreach Worker for Cornerstone Community Association Durham. 
 
Katie holds a BA in criminology and criminal justice from Carleton University and an MA in criminology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. 

Katie is an avid hiker and runner and loves exploring new cultures.  

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