Okanagan Research Consulting    
          inspiring positive change through insightful analysis








At Okanagan Research we have over fifteen years experience conducting and reporting high-quality policy-related research on topics ranging from addictions to the environment. This page contains examples of various knowledge products we produced independently or in collaboration with others.


Public Policy Analysis

Lower the Stakes: A Public Health Approach to Gambling in BC

Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-related Harms and Costs in Canada: A Comparison of Provincial Policies

Alcohol Price Policies in Canada Report I: Analysis of Beverage Alcohol Sales in Canada

Alcohol Price Policies in Canada Report III: Alcohol Price Policies to Reduce Harm

Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages in Canada: Prevalence of Use, Risks and Recommended Policy Responses

Alcohol Policy in Canada 1988-2008: Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Harm

Cannabis, Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Canada: Comparing Risks of Harm and Costs to Society
Public Health Approach to Alcohol Policy: An Updated Report by the Provincial Health Officer

Comparing the Perceived Seriousness and Actual Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada

Toward a Policy Relevant Continuum of Cannabis Use for Canada
Harm Reduction Policies and Programs for Persons Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Assessing the Need for Prison-based Needle Exchange Programs in Canada: A Situational Analysis
Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Recommendations for A National Alcohol Strategy: Toward a Culture of Moderation

Guiding Principles for Substance Abuse Policy

Perspective on Canadian Drug Policy, Volume I and Volume II

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Risky Alcohol Use by Women of Childbearing Age in Canada, 2003-2012

The Effectiveness of Alcohol Warning Labels in the Prevention of FASD: A Brief Review

Ayahuasca-assisted therapy for Addictions: Results from a Preliminary Observational Study in Canada  Video of conference presentation is available here on Youtube

Alcohol Price Policies in Canada Report I: Levels and Patterns of Risky Alcohol Use in Canada

The Raising of Minimum Alcohol Prices in Saskatchewan, Canada: Impacts on Consumption and Public Health Implications

Alcohol in Canada: Reducing the Toll through Focused Interventions and Public Health Policies

External Shocks, Conflict and Learning as Interactive Sources of Change in U.S. Security Policy

International Cooperation in Space-Based Remote Sensing for Global Change Research: Political and Economic Considerations 

 U.S. Environmental Security Policy: Broad Concern or Narrow Interests?

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Knowledge Exchange

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Is Alcohol in the UK Too Cheap? The Case for Setting a Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol

CanFASD Research Network Issue Brief: The Effectiveness Alcohol Warning Labels for Reducing Drinking During Pregnancy

Myths and Facts About Alcohol

Addressing Substance Use in Canadian Schools: Responding to the Needs of Higher Risk Youth: A Knowledge Kit for Counselors and Health Workers

A Frank Analysis of Canada's Newest Drug Policy Approach: A Libertarian Look at Canada's Drug Treatment Courts

A State of Radical Grace: A Review of Gabor Mate's In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

CARBC Helping Communities Website

Making the Most out of Making Your School Smoke Free

Time to Talk: Addictions Policy in Canada (CBC Radio North Interview; 28 minutes; MP3 file)

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