Chief Executive Officer (Biographical Information for Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer)
Responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and overall management of the organization's activities, with responsibility for the performance of CCSA, its projects, programs, staff and associates. In partnership with the Chair, enables the Board of Directors to fulfil its governance role, and facilitates the optimum interaction between management and Board. Gives direction to the formulation of CCSA's mission, strategy and annual objectives, and leadership to their achievement.
The Deputy CEO manages the day-to-day operations of the Centre with overall responsibility for CCSA's four divisions—Knowledge Exchange, Partnerships and Priorities, Communications and Corporate Services, and Human Resources. The Deputy CEO assists in attaining established strategic and operational goals and is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective strategic planning process. The Deputy CEO assumes overall management of the Centre during the CEO's absence.
Director, Research and Knowledge Exchange
The RKE Director ensures that stakeholders, decision makers, substance abuse and allied professionals have timely access to high-quality research evidence in a user-friendly format using audience-specific tools and services. The application of evidence in policy development and practice is encouraged through leadership and ongoing collaboration with identified stakeholders and partners across Canada and beyond.
Director, Partnerships and Priorities
Responsible for ensuring that the Partnership and Priorities group cultivates and maintains critical relationships with partners and stakeholders on behalf of CCSA and fosters a customer-centred approach that is effective, efficient and responsive to national priorities and partners. Provides stewardship and ongoing leadership for relevant National Framework priorities and projects.
Director of Finance
The responsibility and primary focus of the Director of Finance is to ensure that CCSA’s financial and reporting systems are effective so that it has the capacity to meet its strategic directions, and internal and external reporting requirements. The Director of Finance acts as the leading interface between management and the Board of Directors’ Finance/Audit Committee on financial matters.
Director, Communications and Corporate Services
Responsible for promoting CCSA as Canada's national voice on substance-related issues by providing a range of marketing and communications services and advice to support CCSA's leadership priorities, knowledge exchange efforts and partnership activities. Ensures support of CCSA’s strategic directions and activities of other divisions through marketing; communications; publishing; IT; and library, database and information and records management services.
Director, Human Resources
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading the design and implementation of progressive, innovative and cost-effective employee programs and practices that will further enhance the working environment and culture so as to increase employee engagement. The Director ensures ongoing support of CCSA employees by delivering results in Human Resource policy development, performance management, professional development, staffing and compensation.