Date and Location
Monday November 20, 2023 to Wednesday November 22, 2023
Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is happy to announce that our Issues of Substance conference will return in 2023 as an in-person event during CCSA’s 35th anniversary. 

Join us on the West Coast at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Nov. 20 to 22, 2023. 

Our Issues of Substance conference provides a unique opportunity to share new research and best practices, network with peers and receive practical training related to substance use and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Our national conference is of interest to:

  • Addiction workers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Knowledge brokers
  • People with lived or living experience with substance use or substance use disorder

More information and to register:

Call for Submissions

The call for submissions is now open. We welcome research, policy and program submissions as well as personal experience stories for consideration to present at the conference.

Find more details, including information on the submission process and requirements, in the call for submissions section of the website

The deadline for submissions is Mon., Feb. 27, 2023.