Vision, Mission, and Values


Ending substance use harms

We envision a future where the well-being of people who use substances is enabled through evidence-informed policies and practice that promote equity and are free of stigma and other forms of discrimination.


Networking researchers, educators, and care providers

We build networks of expertise with the shared goal of improving substance use policy and practice by conducting and mobilizing research, developing and supporting implementation of clinical care guidance, and training health care professionals.


Conducting and using the highest quality science to advance evidence-informed policies and practices.

Mobilizing evidence in all its forms to advance social justice and inform policy and practice.

Collaborating with people with a range of expertise and experiences because substance use is complex and responses require cooperation.

Addressing stigma and discrimination to promote fairness, justice, and well-being.

Progressing substance use policy, programming, and practice through curiosity, boldness, and creativity.


BC Centre on Substance Use

400-1045 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9

E: [email protected] | T: (778) 945-7616 | F: (604) 428-5183

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

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: [email protected].

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