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Cannabis Use Across the Lifespan: Supporting Youth in Making Informed Decisions About Cannabis | June 4, 2019

Thank you for your interest in attending Part Two of a Four-Part Series: Cannabis Use Across the Lifespan; Supporting Youth in Making Informed Decisions About Cannabis on June 4th at 12:00 - 1:30p.m. EDT

Please complete the registration form below and an email confirmation with connection details will be sent to the email address provided. If you do not receive this email, please contact Tanya Costa, Project Coordinator, at tcosta@RNAO.ca

Amongst youth, The World Health Organization found that use by Canadian youth was the second highest of the countries surveyed (13%), being surpassed only by France (15%) (World Health Organization, 2014). Although cannabis use among school-aged youth in Canada has steadily declined over the past decade (World Health Organization, 2014), Canadian youth have one of the highest rates of cannabis use worldwide (CCSA, 2017). According to the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS), 20.6% of youth aged 15–19 reported using cannabis in the previous 12 months in 2015. In 2017, 19% of Ontario students[1] reported trying cannabis in the past year.  To address this issue, a webinar will be hosted by RNAO and CAMH (PSSP) to provide evidence-based practice on cannabis use amongst youth.


Co-hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program, CAMH and Best Start Resource Centre

[1] Boak, A., Hamilton, H. A., Adlaf, E & Mann R. (2017) Drug use among Ontario students, 1977-2017: Detailed findings from the Ontario Student drug Use and Health Survey (CAMH Research Document Series No. 46). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Understand the prevalence of cannabis use in Ontario for youth and young adults
  • Understand the continuum of cannabis use and evidence-based interventions for youth
  • Outline youth engagement principles to support youth to make informed choices about cannabis use
  • Outline a strategy to promote capacity of adult allies in schools to promote open and non-judgmental conversations with youth regarding cannabis
  • Explore examples of school board interventions to promote cannabis literacy amongst school staff


·       Chealsea De Moor, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction 

·       Jennifer Burgess, Toronto Public Health

·       Kira London-Nadeau, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy