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Call for Proposals 2023


Budget 2023 committed $359.2M over five years, starting in 2023-24, to support a renewed Canadian Drug and Substances Strategy (CDSS). The CDSS guides the federal government's work in an effort to save lives and minimize substance-related harms for people who use drugs and alcohol, their families, and communities.

Building on previous efforts to develop innovative, community-led approaches, Budget 2023 includes $144M for the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) to fund community-based supports, and evidence-based health interventions.

Through this 2023 national call for proposals (CFP), SUAP will fund projects that address substance use issues across the continuum of care.

Funding priorities

Funding priority 1 - Supporting and enhancing the role of People with Lived and Living Experience (PWLLE) within organizations that address substance use across the comprehensive continuum of care

Projects that provide support or resources for PWLLE, including peers, to enhance their role within an organization.

This includes:

Priority will be placed on projects that:

Funding priority 2 - Services and programs that target post treatment aftercare and transition back into the community

Projects that develop, implement, and evaluate support or services targeting the transition of individuals back into the community - either reintegration after accessing health services (e.g., hospital stays, treatment services, waitlist), or institutional or correctional services (e.g., prison, jail, probation/parole).

This includes:

Priority will be placed on projects that:

Funding priority 3 - Addressing alcohol use disorder

Projects that develop and deliver new or innovative programs or tools for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), including for screening, brief intervention and referral to services (SBIR).

This includes:

Priority will be placed on projects where:

Funding Priority 4 - Addressing adult tobacco cessation

Projects that contribute to innovative cessation supports, including those going beyond the individual and promote a systematic approach that will sustain change.

This includes:

Quebec organizations

For organizations located and operating only in Quebec, please note that the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) is managing SUAP funds for Quebec. All applications will need to obtain written authorization by the Ministre responsable des Relations canadiennes et de la Francophonie canadienne. For more information, consult the MSSS website.

Application guidelines

Application requirements are explained in detail in the Call for Proposals 2023 - Guidelines for Applicants. Download and save a copy to your computer.

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