The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is hosting a three-day event in Ottawa. The Issues of Substance 2019 conference is taking place in November 25–27, 2019, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a national partner of the event.

The theme for this year’s conference is Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action, reflecting the importance of relying on research and real-world experience as we identify sustainable solutions to meet the needs of Canadians suffering from substance use disorder.