Throne speech recognition of mental health and addiction support applauded by pan-Canadian health organizations
December 6, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and addiction squarely on the map in its December 5th throne speech. Mental illness and substance use — and more specifically, the opioid crisis — are among our country’s most pressing public health policy concerns.
Sean LeBlanc, peer outreach support worker, shares his journey from living with addiction to working as an advocate for people who use substances.Tags:
Reports in the Substance Use in Canada series highlight important issues related to substance use and addiction while identifying areas for action within both policy and practice.Tags:
Ottawa, November 20, 2020 — Changes in attitude, behaviour and culture are a result of continuous efforts and actions taken by all individuals. For National Addictions Awareness Week 2020 (NAAW 2020), which runs from November 22–28, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is encouraging Canadians to make positive changes when dealing with people who use or have used substances. CCSA has created the tools to help make that happen.Tags: