Let’s Talk About Cannabis - Available for ages 12+
There is a wider variety of cannabis products available than ever before. Different methods of use are growing in popularity among youth in Canada. Each method of cannabis use can result in different levels of psychoactive compounds being not only available, but processed and absorbed in the body. Why does this happen, and why does cannabis produce so many different effects for different people? Understanding the unique risks and harms of each specific method of cannabis use, as well as harm reduction strategies, are crucial for empowering youth in making healthier choices related to cannabis use.
Cannabis & The Developing Brain – Available for ages 12+
The human brain continues its development until the age of 25. During adolescence, youth learn about the world and discover who they are as their brains mature. Risky behaviors such as using cannabis can have harmful effects on a developing brain when use (regular and heavy use) begins in adolescence. Join us as we explore how the human brain develops as we grow up, how compounds in cannabis interact with the human body, as well as the functions of different sectors of the brain and how these can be affected by cannabis use.
Canna-Facts: Myths, Facts And Misunderstandings About Cannabis – Available for ages 12+
The spread of misconceptions and myths increase the risk of people experiencing harms or issues related to cannabis use. “Canna-Facts” explores evidence-based facts to dispel myths and clarify misunderstandings about cannabis in order to promote informed understanding and safe decision-making.
Youth & Cannabis Use: A Canadian Landscape – Available for ages 19+ and adults involved in youths’ lives
Providing balanced and evidence based information about the new cannabis landscape for youth, this webinar provides parents, adults and professionals involved in young people’s lives with resources supporting an open dialogue with youth, helping youth with their informed decision making process about cannabis use. Together, we will explore youth-related trends by analyzing the data from various national surveys and discusses education implications for Canadian youth ages 12 to 24.
Talking With Youth About Cannabis – Available for adults involved in youths’ lives
This webinar offers suggestions for parents, guardians, teachers or care providers in order to help guide discussions with youth in their lives about cannabis use, while sharing of resources available for youth support. Research suggests that lecturing and use of scare tactics is less effective at preventing youth from using substances, and can increase stigma surrounding these subjects. Instead, this presentation will provide participants with ideas on how to frame more open, youth-friendly and honest conversations with a focus on positive youth development.
Cannabis in Media and its Impact on Youth - Available for ages 15+ and adults involved in youth’s lives
Media exposure to cannabis use is widespread, from social media to film and music. Celebrities, athletes and influencers speak about cannabis and youth see cannabis ads on different types of media including storefronts, billboards or online. In this workshop, participants explore the impact of cannabis advertising on youth’s cannabis use by applying critical thinking, understanding how media exposure impacts perceptions, learning about media persuasion techniques and identifying common themes used in cannabis ads. In addition by reviewing multiple public education campaigns, participants will have an increased awareness of cannabis risks and harms as well as harm reduction strategies.
Mental Health Literacy (Coming Soon!)
This webinar turns awareness to our own stress response cycles (situation, thoughts, emotions, behaviors) in relation to self-care. We will consider coping strategies and mental health in general, and the potential risks of cannabis use as a coping strategy.