Sure - Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre

Copyright Statement

SURE maintains this website (the Site) to help make information on substance use readily available. The material on the Site is covered by the Copyright Act and by other applicable laws, policies, regulations and international agreements that address intellectual property rights. Where the Site makes available information or resources from other agencies, government departments, organizations or enterprises, the Site has received permission to do so. All materials displayed and made accessible through the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, videos, podcasts, photos, logos and other material are owned by SURE or the party accredited as the provider of the content and is protected by copyright and trademark laws.  

The policies for personal, commercial and non-commercial use, as outlined below, apply for all pages and resources on the Site, unless specifically stated otherwise.

Personal Use
You are hereby granted the right to access, view and use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, and are granted the right to download, store, and print single copies of items containing the content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such content. 

Non-commercial Reproduction
To further substance use knowledge and advocacy, materials on the Site produced by SURE (bearing its logo) may be linked to and reproduced for non-commercial use, by any means, without permission, unless otherwise prohibited by this Agreement. SURE requests only that:

  • materials be accurately reproduced;
  • SURE be identified as the source; and
  • the reproduced materials not be represented as an official version, nor as having been made in conjunction with, or with the endorsement of, SURE.

For material produced by the party accredited as the provider of the content, refer to that party’s permissions and copyright policy. 
Commercial Use
Reproduction of materials on the Site for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the party accredited as the original provider of the content. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on the Site for commercial purposes, please contact us.


Information on this site is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. If you feel you need medical advice, please see a health professional. Links to other websites are provided for information and education. SURE assumes no responsibility or liability for material on this Site or on linked sites and makes no representation or warranty whatsoever about the accuracy of such material and specifically disclaims any endorsement of any products or services advertised or mentioned at those other sites or be considered as an endorsement of any information or opinions contained at those other sites. 

SURE does not warrant that the Site or any linked site will be uninterrupted or error free, and it is the responsibility of the visitor to take precautions to ensure that whatever is selected for use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.