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​​Cannabis Use

Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: Evidence summary for health professionalsCanada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines are available as an evidence summary for health professionals and a public brochure. (2017)​

 Primary Care
Access to Primary Care: Recommendations ​
In this report, researchers outline opportunities for improving empowerment and advocacy for clients and service provider education; as well as tackling systems level issues (2013)

ICES039 - HCARDD ATLAS 1.jpgAtlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario
(with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences)
An initiative of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities program, this summary describes the health status of adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario, their health care use, and extent to which primary care received is consistent with clinical guidelines. (View the full report or executive summary only).  

Mental Health

Researching Health in Ontario Communities Findings from our First Communities: Port Colborne and Welland 

This report describes key findings from the Researching Health in Ontario Communities project, which features a mobile research laboratory that visits various Ontario communities.

Health State Descriptions for Canadians: Mental Illnesses
(with Statistics Canada)
This document has standardized descriptions for the main health states associated with the progression and treatment of mental illnesses. These descriptions are the first step in measuring how living with a disease and its treatment affects health-related quality of life in terms of physical, mental, and social well-being.


The History of Problem Gambling: Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors. In this book, Drs. Peter Ferentzy and Nigel E. Turner document the history of ideas about problem gambling and its link to addictive disorders.

Tobacco Use

Evidence tells a vivid and chilling story of the dire and urgent need to support smoking cessation. This is the first Canadian text for treating tobacco addiction, edited by Charles Els, Diane Kunyk, and Peter Selby. Read more here.

Alcohol Use

Report cover: The Burden and Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in CanadaThe Burden and Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada
This study estimates the overall burden and cost associated with FASD in Canada in 2013. (2015) 

Lifetime Risk of Alcohol-Attributable Mortality​
This report describes lifetime-risk of alcohol-attributable mortality based on different levels of alcohol consumption in seven European countries and implications for low-risk drinking guidelines (2015)


Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Ontario: A Provincial Summary Report. This report documents current alcohol policy initiatives across Canada and draws comparisons across the provinces (2013). Access reports for each province.

Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Canada: A Comparison of Provincial Policies
​This report reviews Canadian province's policies and programs that have the potential to reduce the considerable health and social harms from alcohol.

Model-Based Appraisal of Alcohol   Minimum Pricing in Ontario and British Columbia (PDF)
 (with the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC). This report provides estimates of the impacts on health, crime and government revenues from different alcohol pricing policies in Ontario and British Columbia.

Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Dependence and Attributable Burden of Disease in Europe 

Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review (on Knowledge Exchange website)

International Journal on Alcohol and Drug Research (a CAMH-supported journal)



​​This community-based research report brings attention to newcomer youth and those born outside Canada who experience homelessness. The results highlight unique barriers to access and service needs of newcomer youth (2014). 

Brain, Behavior and Epigenetics. Co-edited by Dr. Art Petronis, this book looks at the breakthroughs and remaining challenges in understanding the role of epigenetic processes in brain function and behaviour.

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