CCSA is working across sectors — sport, recreation, health promotion and substance use prevention — to better understand when, for whom and under what circumstances sport can be an effective forum for substance abuse prevention, and also when it can put youth at risk for substance use. Increasing our understanding of the potential benefits and risks associated with sport participation, as it relates to substance use, will help inform the effectiveness of community programs and policies.
The Canadian Sport and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Network was developed in 2014 based on recommendations from two national stakeholder meetings and findings from a systematic review on sport participation and substance use among youth.
The network supports evidence-informed action by:
Addressing gaps in research and facilitating collaborative projects;
Raising awareness across sectors about known risks, benefits and opportunities to enhance current programming and policies; and
Providing new tools and channels for sharing information and collaborating across the sport, recreation, health promotion and substance abuse prevention sectors.
Join the network and stay connected
Join the Canadian Sport and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Network group on LinkedIn for opportunities to connect, network, participate in new research projects, share content, find answers or have discussions about sport and youth substance abuse prevention.