Campbell, Angus (1917–2002)

Born on August 12, 1917, in Swift Current and educated at Norden school near Kinistino, Angus Campbell played a key role in education and rehabilitation in the field of alcohol and drug abuse. He raised public awareness and made major contributions to alcoholism programs in Corrections, Aboriginal organizations, health education, and industry. The first counsellor in the Saskatchewan Bureau of Alcoholism in 1953, he did pioneer research and public education on alcohol dependency. After graduating from the Yale School of Alcohol Studies in 1959, he founded the Saskatoon Alcoholism Society; this led to the establishment of the multidisciplinary in-patient Calder Centre, which he directed from 1967 to 1975. From 1975 until 1983, he was director of community services with the Alcoholism Commission of Saskatchewan. In 1976 the Moose Jaw intervention and recovery facility was named the Angus Campbell Centre. His history of Saskatchewan’s alcohol rehabilitation efforts, The Grand Vision, was awarded the medallion of distinction by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. He was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1996 and named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998. He died in Penticton, BC on March 22, 2002.

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