The Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre (SURE) is a curated site of tools and resources that support communities in implementing a public health approach to substance use.
Who is the site for?
The purpose of this site is to facilitate the learning of practitioners, policy-makers, program planners, peer workers and other professionals in relation to substance use, to inform practice transformation and build capacity in communities for a public health approach to substance use.
In providing access to a wide variety of resources pertaining to substance use, we hope to equip professionals with capacity-building tools and resources to inform their decisions and actions related to protecting and promoting the rights, health, and safety of people who use substances and the community.
SURE does not include all resources relevant to substance use in Canada - we focus on implementation tools and resources that support communities to implement a public health approach to substance use. While some resources featured on this site include information on harm reduction and treatment for people who use substances and their friends and family, SURE is not designed to provide individuals with specific information programs and services available in their communities. If you are looking for more information on programs and services in your area, the following sites may be a helpful starting point:
Whose resources do you host?
We host both third-party resources (with permission) and our own resources. SURE content and resources are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure the site continues to meet the needs and expectations of its users.
If there is a resource you would like to see featured on our site, please let us know.
Links from this website to other resources does not necessarily imply endorsement; they are for information only.
Who created SURE?
SURE was created by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) with funding through Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) in 2020 as part of the Normalizing Conversations project. The site was launched in 2021.
The SURE website is managed by the Canadian Public Health Association and the development of the site has been made possible through funding from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of Health Canada.