Substance Use and Addictions Program

Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) provides contribution funding to other levels of government and to community-led and not-for-profit organizations in Canada.

SUAP provides time-limited funding for a wide range of innovative and evidence-informed projects including substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives across the country. Projects target a range of 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; and
  • First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations

Individuals, for-profit groups and federal Crown corporations are ineligible for contribution funding under SUAP. These ineligible entities can be included as project partners on the application form of eligible applicants.

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