Substance Use and Addictions Program

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

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

The following types of organizations are eligible for SUAP funding.

  • Canadian not-for-profit health organizations, including hospitals, regional health councils and community health organizations
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations and registered not-for-profit charitable organizations
  • Canadian institutions, including universities, boards of education and other centres of education in Canada
  • Other levels of government, including Indigenous, provinces, territories and municipalities, and their agencies
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations

Individuals, for-profit groups and federal Crown corporations are not eligible for contribution funding under SUAP.

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