Funding: Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

We offer funding through the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy to help Canadians.

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Health Canada funding

Substance Use and Addictions Program

Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) provides grants and contributions funding annually to other levels of government, community-led and not-for-profit organizations to respond to drug and substance use issues in Canada.

SUAP provides funding for a wide range of evidence-informed and innovative problematic substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives across Canada at the community, regional and national levels. Initiatives target a range of psychoactive substances, including opioids, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine and tobacco.

As a hub program with multiple funding streams, the SUAP is a partner in the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (prevention, harm reduction and treatment pillars) and Canada's Tobacco Strategy, and supports the objectives of Health Canada's Tobacco Control, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Programs.

National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program helps set up and run substance use disorder programs in First Nations’ communities. The program offers a blend of mainstream and culturally relevant treatment options to reduce and prevent alcohol, drug and problematic solvent use.

National Youth Solvent Abuse Program

The National Youth Solvent Abuse Program is an in-patient treatment program for First Nations and Inuit youth. The program includes community-level activities to improve quality of life and the functional abilities of people with substance use disorder.

Department of Justice Canada funding

Youth Justice Fund - Drug Treatment Component

The Youth Justice Fund assists youth already in the justice system with their rehabilitation. It helps them create connections with community-based programs and services that help youth make smart choices and resist drug use.

Public Safety Canada funding

National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC)

The National Crime Prevention Centre provides leadership for addressing risk factors before crime happens. It promotes the use of effective crime prevention practices by supporting targeted interventions and sharing practical knowledge.

Public Health Agency of Canada funding

We are investing $30 million over five years. This will fund community-based initiatives to prevent and control infectious diseases that can result from sharing drug use equipment.

The new harm reduction fund will be carried out in coordination with provinces and territories. It  will implement evidence-based front-line interventions specifically designed to reduce rates of hepatitis C and HIV among people who use drugs. It will be targeted to areas where there are high rates of drug use and infectious diseases and will facilitate access to harm reduction measures.

This investment is intended to increase the number of people who access prevention, harm reduction and treatment services, to reduce the rates of infectious diseases.

Details of the fund will be made available in the coming months.

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