The BC ECHO on Substance Use is a provincial community of practice that aims to build capacity within primary care to treat and manage substance use disorders (SUDs) through monthly Project ECHO sessions and a monthly newsletter with information about SUD-related events, resources, and news. This work is complemented by the Addiction Practice Pod, the BCCSU’s podcast on substance use disorder care.  

Primary care providers, allied health care providers, and other frontline workers are encouraged to join ECHO sessions, sign up for the newsletter, and check out the Addiction Practice Pod. 

The BC ECHO on Substance Use program is funded by British Columbia’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. The program also acknowledges founding support from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program and Doctors of BC.  

BC ECHO on Substance Use sessions

BC ECHO on Substance Use sessions aims to help primary care providers and their teams build capacity in the treatment and management of substance use disorders. Through participation in Project ECHO sessions, primary care providers and their teams benefit from didactic lectures and patient case presentations followed by interdisciplinary discussions, all of which are aimed at supporting the application of evidence-based practices within their care settings. The ultimate goal of Project ECHO sessions is to improve health outcomes for patients and families in British Columbia (BC). 

Click here for more information about upcoming sessions and for links to recordings of previous sessions. 


Learn more

For more information on the BC ECHO on Substance Use program, please visit the BC ECHO on Substance Use website.

To inquire about attending, leading a session or submitting a case for discussion, please email [email protected]. 


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24/7 Addiction Clinician Support Line: (778) 945-7619

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: [email protected].

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