Dr. Connie Carter

Dr. Connie Carter
Research Manager
BC Co/Lab

Connie Carter, PhD, is research manager for the Co/Lab project in Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. Connie was formerly with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions where she led the development of BC’s Prescribed Safer Supply Project. Before that, she was Acting Director of Policy in the Gender Equity Office in the Ministry of Finance, a member of the child and youth team at the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and a senior analyst at the Representative for Children and Youth. Connie has a PhD in sociology with a focus on critical drug policy, gender, and social welfare states.



2016: Boyd, Susan, Carter, Connie and MacPherson, Donald. More Harm Than Good: Drug Policy in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing

2014: Boyd, Susan and Carter, Connie. Killer Weed: Killer Weed: Marijuana grow-ops, media, and justice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


2011: Boyd, Susan and Carter, Connie. “Using Children: Marijuana Grow-ops, Media and Policy.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. Available Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2011.603133.

2010: Boyd, Susan and Carter, Connie. "Methamphetamine Discourse: Media, Law and Policy." Canadian Journal of Communication, 35, pp. 210-237.

2010: Carter, Connie. "Making Marijuana Grow-ops Actionable: A Critical Policy Analysis." International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(4): 371-376.

2010: Haines, R.J., Johnson, J.L., Carter, C.I., Arora, K. "I couldn't say, I'm not a girl" - Adolescents Talk about Gender and Marijuana Use. Social Science & Medicine, 68(11): 2029-2036.


2013: Carter, Connie and Macpherson, Donald. Getting to Tomorrow: A Report on Canadian Drug Policy. Vancouver: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.

2013: Carter, Connie and Graham, Brittany. Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response in Canada. Vancouver: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition