Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provides national leadership on issues related to substance use. Its communications must reach citizens, scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, government, law enforcement, people with lived experienced of addictions, and more — with clear, consistent messaging key to driving collaboration efforts across Canada that improve services and reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

What we’ve delivered

  • Content strategy and editorial planning
  • Interviews with executives and subject-matter experts
  • On-call writing and editing support: reports, web copy, factsheets, briefs, newsletter articles, e-blasts, position statements, presentations
  • Annual report writing
  • Substantive editing of research reports

Topics we’ve covered

  • Cannabis
  • Drug evaluation and classification
  • Low-risk drinking guidelines
  • Opioids
  • Stigma
  • Substance use disorders
  • Substance use prevention

Client since 2006

How we brought clarity

We have edited multiple editions of CCSA’s Substance Use in Canada publication, which highlights research on urgent and priority substance abuse issues affecting Canadians. Written by expert researchers in their fields — and with topics ranging from substance use and aging, to substance use and suicide among youth, and drug use during pregnancy — the challenge is to bring storytelling and accessibility to complex technical content while preserving its scientific accuracy. In each case, we performed a substantive, line-by-line copyedit/rewrite of the draft material to reduce repetition and technical jargon so that the findings can be understood and put to use for the benefit of all Canadians.

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