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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Partners and Collaborators

CCSA would like to acknowledge and thank the following partners for implementing the Community Urinalysis and Self-Report Project.

Partners that Developed the Project

British Columbia

  • Local study leads: Jane Buxton, Brittany Graham and Kristi Papamihali (B.C. Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver)
  • In-kind support from: Regional Harm Reduction Coordinators, B.C. Ministry of Health and Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
  • Pre-phase 1 knowledge translation outputs:
  • Phase 1 knowledge translation outputs:
    • B.C. Harm Reduction Client Survey (2018)
      • British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. (2020). Harm Reduction and Substance Use Reports. Retrieved from
      • Knowledge translation products including survey and urinalysis results, overall results by regional health authority, and the geographic distribution of substance use among clients of harm reduction sites across B.C.
      • Moustaqim-Barrette, A., Papamihali, K., Crabtree, A., Graham, B., Karamouzian, M., & Buxton, J. (2019). Correlates of take-home naloxone kit possession among people who use drugs in British Columbia: A cross-sectional analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 205, 107609. Retrieved from!
      • Karamouzian, M., Papamihali, K., Graham, B., Crabtree, A., Mill, C., Kuo, M., … & Buxton, J. (2020). Known fentanyl use among clients of harm reduction sites in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Drug Policy, 77, 102665. Retrieved from
      • Tsang, V., Papamihali, K., Crabtree, A., & Buxton, J. (2019). Acceptability of technological solutions for overdose monitoring: perspectives of people who use drugs. Substance Abuse, 28, 1–10.

Quebec (Montreal)

  • Local study leads: Pascale Leclerc, Carole Morissette, (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal (CCSMTL)), Nicolas Caron (Quebec Toxicology Centre)

Alberta (Edmonton)

  • Local study leads: Elaine Hyshka (University of Alberta), Marliss Taylor and Richard Herrick (StreetWorks, Edmonton)

Partners Who Have Adapted the Project


  • Local study leads: Veda Koncan (Manitoba Harm Reduction Network), Paula Migliardi (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)

Quebec (Laval)

  • Local study leads: Catherine Boucher-Rodriguez (Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Laval)


  • Local study lead: Jane Henderson (Eastern Health)

Nova Scotia

  • Local study leads: Patryk Simon (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Cindy McIsaac (Direction 180)


The initiative entitled “Developing National Surveillance of Illicit Drug Content” is funded by Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

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