Invitation to provide feedback on the survey about knowledge and capacity of public

The Canadian Public Health Association is working on a new project to build the knowledge and capacity of public health, public safety, and communities to implement a public health approach to substance use.

As part of this project, we are conducting a survey of professionals to better understand perspectives, potential gaps, and opportunities to develop tools and resources to address needs:


About the survey and the project:

In this project, we are hoping to engage a wide array of professionals in public health, public safety, health and social services and allied professions. The survey will ask participants to share their level of knowledge about substance use, their perceptions of substance use and its impacts in their community, their level of comfort implementing a public heath approach, and what topics or resources would be most helpful to them in their work. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and will be open until June 30, 2021.

Responses to the survey are anonymous and results will be reported in aggregate. Ethics approval has been obtained from the Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada Research Ethics Board.


How to share the survey:

We have attached an information toolkit to support with disseminating the survey. We have also included a OneDrive link to a folder with the materials: CPHA Survey Recruitment Toolkit.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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