Please join the CCSA for the continuation of their webinar series on the Implications of COVID-19 on Public Health and Substance Use in Canada.

The pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on public health across Canada, including substance use and access to healthcare services and supports. Over the past few months, the CCSA webinar series has explored the implications of COVID-19 on public health, highlighting work in the area of substance use and COVID-19 across sectors in Canada. 

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear a range of perspectives from leading experts in the fields of public health and substance use. Space is limited for these webinars. We encourage you to register early to secure your place.  

Upcoming Webinar

Delivering Mental Health and Addiction Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: November 30, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST. Register now


Kim Corace, Vice President, Innovation and Transformation, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, and President, Canadian Psychological Association

Peter Selby, Senior Medical Consultant and Clinician Scientist, Addictions Division, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Professor, Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Peter Cornish, Honorary Research Professor, Memorial University, and Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, University California, Berkeley

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many disruptions in the lives of Canadians, including disruptions in access to and delivery of mental health and addiction services. This webinar will explore how the measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have created challenges for those seeking care. It will explore the inequity that exists in access to services, and the opportunities for innovative solutions to support Canadians during a time when we are seeing a growing number reporting worsening mental health and an increase in substance use. 

Please note that this webinar will be presented in English.

The Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health and Substance Use in Youth

Date: December 2, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Register now


Alexa Bol, Manager, Knowledge Mobilization, Opening Minds

Sabrina Jouniaux-Romano, Supervisor, Kids Help Phone

This webinar will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mental health and substance use in young people. It will also discuss the challenges that youth continue to face during the pandemic and how youth allies, including educators, parents and counsellors can provide support.

Please note that this webinar will be presented in English. 

For information and resources on COVID-19 and substance use, including past webinars, visit COVID-19 resource centre

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