Canadian drugs and substances strategy

A comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based approach to drug policy

Services and information


Resources to educate Canadians, particularly youth, about the risks of drug and substance use


Support for improved treatment and rehabilitation services for those with substance use disorders


Addressing illegal production and trafficking and diversion of drugs from legitimate uses

Harm Reduction

Measures that reduce the negative effects of drug and substance use on individuals and communities, including stigma


Use of timely, comparable, national-level data to help develop effective drug and substance policies


Funding programs available to support activities under the pillars of the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

Strengthening Canada’s Approach to Substance Use Issues

Read background information on the Canada drug and substance strategy and provide input to help strengthen our approach

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