Health Canada

Health Canada

December 20, 2013 17:56 ET

Renu Kapoor Appointed to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse Board of Directors

Government of Canada working to address addiction and drug abuse in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the appointment of Ms. Renu Kapoor to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Ms. Kapoor is a long-standing and devoted community volunteer in Regina, Saskatchewan with expertise in mental health and addictions. She serves on local and national volunteer boards and is also the recipient of both the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution to public life.

The Government of Canada has made addressing substance abuse a priority and the contributions of the CCSA are an important part of that effort.

Quick Facts

  • The CCSA receives funding from Health Canada through the National Anti-Drug Strategy.
  • The CCSA provides national leadership to advance solutions that address health, social and economic harms associated with substance abuse and addiction.


"I am confident the CCSA will benefit from Ms. Kapoor's insight and advice in helping to address substance abuse and the impacts of addiction, which, ultimately, will make Canadian communities safer and healthier. I look forward to continuing this important work with the CCSA."

Rona Ambrose, Health Minister

"Ms. Kapoor brings to CCSA a wealth of experience in mental health and addictions, which has been recognized through many awards in her home community of Regina. We welcome this strong addition to the Board of Directors, and look forward to benefiting on a national level from Ms. Kapoor's commitment and dedication to reducing the harms of substance abuse in workplaces and in communities."

Leanne Lewis, CCSA Board Chair

Associated Links

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Use Statistics

National Anti-Drug Strategy

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