CCSA Webinar Series: National Alcohol Forum, Implications of COVID-19.

(Message from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction)

Dear colleague, 

Please join us for a new webinar series focused on alcohol, the National Alcohol Forum: Implications of COVID-19.

The pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on Canadians, including on alcohol use and sales, and on changes to alcohol policy. Recent polling data suggests that around 20% of Canadians have been drinking more during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, many provinces and territories have relaxed alcohol sales and consumption regulations during the pandemic.

In February, this series of webinars will explore evidence-informed alcohol policy and responses relating to alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a range of experts and learn more about these important alcohol-related issues. Space is limited for these webinars. We encourage you to register early to secure your place.

The Effects of COVID-19 on Alcohol Sales, Consumption and Harms

Are Canadians buying and drinking more alcohol than usual during the pandemic? This webinar will explore alcohol sales, consumption patterns and impacts during the pandemic, drawing on the results of surveys and polls commissioned by CCSA and others.

Date: February 2, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., EST

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Dr. Daniel Myran, CIHR Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Rebecca Jesseman, Director, Policy, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Please note that this webinar will be presented in English.

COVID-19 and Alcohol Policy

Evidence-informed alcohol policies are crucial tools to minimize the harms associated with alcohol use. This webinar will explore policies for preventing and reducing the negative impacts of alcohol use, focusing on changes made to alcohol policy during the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for public health.

Date: February 10, 2021, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., EST-

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Dr. Erin Hobin, Scientist, Public Health Ontario

Dr. Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Please note that this webinar will be presented in English.

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