CPHA has been funded by Health Canada, through the Substance Use and Addictions Program, to undertake a project entitled “A public health approach to cannabis (and other substances): Prevention, health promotion, surveillance and capacity building”. To support a public health approach to cannabis (and other substances), CPHA will engage a range of individuals and organizations from the health, public health and social service communities to enhance their knowledge of, and capacity to address issues related to cannabis and other substance use. Overall, CPHA hopes to facilitate increased collaboration among health and social service providers involved in preventing problematic cannabis use and reducing related harms locally and across the country.
CPHA has created a regular Cannabis Weekly Update e-newsletter. The goal is to increase awareness of cannabis-related resources as they become available in order to promote knowledge sharing, and reduce duplication of efforts among the public health community at large. For example, this could include direct links to relevant guidelines, tools, reports, infographics, webinars or other knowledge sharing events.