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2018/19 Canadian Student Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey

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The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS), formerly the Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), is a biennial survey funded by Health Canada and administered to students in grades 7-12 across Canada. Here in PEI, CSTADS has been implemented in collaboration with SHAPES-PEI - a provincial youth health survey - since 2008. SHAPES-PEI data was not collected during the 2016/2017 school year, however, 21 eligible schools in PEI did take part in CSTADS.

tel: 1-888-297-8333  CSTADS.CA


CSTADS collects data on topics such as:

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Bullying
  • School connectedness
  • Mental health

CSTADS provides Health Canada, provinces, schools, communities, and parents with timely and reliable data on tobacco, alcohol and drug use as well as other important health issues relating to Canadian students.

We anticipate the provincial results of the 2016-2017 CSTADS survey will be available in 2019.