The CDPE conducts research and outreach in the areas of drug policy and substance use.
In response to the high incidence of overdose deaths caused by the contamination of street drugs, the CDPE is leading a multi-site drug checking services pilot project in Toronto, Ontario.View project
The CDPE is leading a study to evaluate the impact of integrating supervised injection services within community healthcare agencies in Toronto, Ontario.View project
The CDPE is synthesizing the evidence on the effectiveness of drug policies and interventions to reduce drug-related harms.View project
PRIMER is a multi-country study on the impact of different interventions in preventing people who use drugs from initiating others into injection drug use.View project
The CDPE is conducting an international cross comparison of illegal drug policies to create an online tool – the Drug Policy Metrics Map – to demonstrate the alignment and gaps between the metrics that countries use to assess the success of their drug policy and the actual drug policy-related outcomes they experience.View Project
Stop the Violence BC is a coalition of law enforcement officials, legal experts, medical and public health officials, and academic experts concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in British Columbia and the growth of organized crime and related violence in the province.View project