Health Canada launched the 2021 national call for proposals (CFP) for the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP). SUAP provides grants and contributions funding to different levels of government, as well as community-led and not-for-profit organizations to help respond to current substance use issues in Canada.

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately worsened the opioid overdose crisis, as well as health outcomes of people who use substances. Funding through this CFP will continue to build onto successful community-based programs that can help prevent, treat, and/or reduce the harms associated with opioids, stimulants, alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances that have a high risk of problematic use. These initiatives will also help improve health outcomes for people throughout Canada who are at a higher risk of experiencing substance-related harms and overdose, or who may face barriers to accessing existing services.

Health Canada encourages eligible recipients to apply for funding for projects that leverage the expertise of people with lived and living experience of substance use, as well as reach priority populations, such as:

  • young and middle-aged men
  • Indigenous peoples and communities
  • people experiencing chronic pain
  • youth
  • individuals part of the LGBTQ2 community
  • people living in rural and remote communities.

The deadline to submit an application is September 24, 2021.

Feel free to share information about the 2021 SUAP CFP process within your jurisdiction and networks:

If you have any questions about this CFP, please get in touch with Samantha Lacaille.