Representing more than 25,000 members across the country, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s seventeen medical schools.
CFPC developed and implemented the Alcohol Risk Assessment and Intervention (ARAI) module. The ARAI was a paper-based resource and education package for clinicians conducting routine screening and brief interventions for alcohol problems. The package was highly training-dependent and the CFPC engaged in an extensive national program to train family physicians to use of the screening tools and brief intervention guidelines.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.
CCSA has a 20-year history of accomplishments that have advanced knowledge and understanding in the substance abuse field. CCSA has been and remains a leading partner in major national initiatives, including