Public Consultation on Updating Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines Closes on April 18, 2021

Dear colleague,

Thousands of people in Canada have already shared their views about alcohol during our public consultation on updating Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. On behalf of all of us at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken part so far. Your views matter to us!

If you have not yet had your say, there’s still time. The online consultation survey is open to all people in Canada until April 18. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, depending on how much input you choose to provide.

We want to hear from as many people as possible and ensure that we receive a broad range of perspectives related to alcohol and alcohol consumption. This includes members of the public, as well as professionals from a variety of sectors, including health and social services, health research, education and industry.

The feedback we receive through this consultation will inform the update to the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. It will help us learn about the experiences of the general public and stakeholders with the current guidelines and their needs and expectations for updated guidelines, namely:

  • Whether and how people in Canada are using the current alcohol drinking guidelines;
  • What are some of the challenges in using the guidelines;
  • What is most useful in the guidelines; and
  • What your needs and expectations are for the updated guidelines.

Should you decide to take part, rest assured that your information is completely confidential and anonymous.

Want to know more about this public consultation? Visit CCSA’s website or see our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions about this project, please email Lauren Levett, (

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