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Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU) is a nation-wide CCENDUnetwork of community partners that informs Canadians about emerging drug use trends and associa​​ted issues.

The value of CCENDU

CCSA sponsors the CCENDU network to serve as an early warning system on local drug use issues and trends by:

  • Investigating reported emerging issues related to drug use;

  • Communicating alerts and bulletins on topics of immediate concern; and

  • Informing communities on lessons learned in responding to local drug use issues.​


The following video describes the role of CCENDU and its value. ​ ​

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Learn about the rise of overdose deaths involving fentanyl and the value of early warning in this article published in the Canadian Journal of Addiction.

Created in 1995, CCENDU draws its members​ from organizations in the public health, enforcement, treatment and hospital sectors that work in the areas of data collection, policy and planning, or otherwise directly serve local, high-risk populations.​

For a listing of past CCENDU reports and other historical documentation, please view the Bibliography of CCENDU Reports.

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