2013 - CAYAD sites mobilise commuity input to local alcohol plans. National CAYAD advisory group produces submission on the New Psychoactive Substances Act. CAYAD video success stories published at eleventh National Hui in Wellington.

2012 - CAYAD service specification formally expanded from illicit drugs to include action on alcohol. Tenth national hui held in Wellington. Evaluation training workshops delivered to all sites.

2011 - CAYAD inoi created from ninth National Hui in Omapere and Pakanae, communicating CAYAD sites shared aspirations. National coordination team and coordinators present CAYAD projects at two international conferences.

2010 - New era of Community Action Youth and Drugs (CAYAD) leadership created. Eighth National Hui – Auckland.

2009 - National CAYAD Co-ordination funded. First annual CAYAD Managers' and Portfolio Managers' workshop. Facilitation skills training for all CAYAD staff. CAYAD local/national submissions on Sale of Liquor Act (SoLA) and Misuse of Drugs Act (MoDA). Independent national impact and process evaluation by Litmus. Seventh National Hui - Te Araroa.

2008 - Planning and Evaluation for CAYAD Outcomes workshops for all CAYAD managers and staff. All sites developed 2-3 year strategic plans and outcomes models. National CAYAD Service Schedule introduced. Sixth National Hui - Wellington.

2007 - National CAYAD Advisory Group (NCAG) formally established. CAYAD National and Regional Hui Coordination established. Presentation skills training for all CAYAD staff. Fifth National Hui - Wellington.

2006 - CAYAD II formative and impact evaluation completed. Fourth National Hui - Orakei.

2005 - CAYAD III A further 6 new sites established between 2005-2007. National Coordination provided by Ministry of Health for 12 months. Impact evaluation of four CAYAD II sites - baseline data gathered. Interim National CAYAD Advisory Group formed at Hopuhopu. Third National Hui - Hopuhopu.

2004 - Second National Hui - Tauranga.

2003 - CAYAD II 18 new sites funded by Ministry of Health and supported with formative evaluation. First National Hui - Auckland.

2001 - Ministry of Health fund CAYAD.

1998 - Six sites were selected to be pilot CAYAD communities.  They were: Hokianga, Kaitaia, Nelson, Opotiki, West Auckland, and Whangaruru.

1997 - CAYAD I Community Action Youth and Drugs model developed through joint discussions between CAYAD sites and  Professor Sally Casswell, Helen Moewaka-Barnes and Kim Conway. This was in response to the Ministry of Education’s  request for innovative approaches to reduce high rates of drug related stand downs and suspensions