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    Cannabis Education Resources

    Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours
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    Cannabis Education Resources has been developed to provide educators and administrators access to evidence-informed information on substance use (specifically cannabis) to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions to support their health and well-being.

    The Cannabis Education Resources include:

    • the Resource Database: a compilation of evidence-based resources that provides educators and administrators the tools to assist students in developing their knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and reduce harms associated with cannabis use;
    • Clearing the Air about Cannabis: a Q&A Column: has been created to continue the conversation and provide a space to ask questions on topics related to cannabis that concern you, your classroom, and your school community; and,
    • the Elementary Educator Discussion Guide and the Secondary Educator Discussion Guide: which aim to promote an open dialogue within the school community about recreational and medical cannabis, to address questions and concerns, and to foster a whole-school approach and shared responsibility when dealing with situations involving cannabis.
    • NEW! Cannabis Education Activity Plans: have been designed for grades 5-12 to provide students with inquiry-based activities to address the topic of cannabis. The activities link to evidence-based information and connect to the substance use, addictions and related behaviours curriculum expectations within the H&PE curriculum.

    Ophea is currently in the process of developing additional cannabis related education supports to address the gaps identified in our recent needs assessment and environmental scan. The phased release will take place throughout the 2019-20 school year.

    Cannabis Education Resources are also available in French as Ressources d’éducation sur le cannabis.

    Ophea's Cannabis Education Resources are funded by Health Canada.

    We would like to thank everyone who had previously signed up to receive cannabis updates. Moving forward, please visit the Cannabis Education Resource page for updates or, sign up for eConnection, Ophea’s monthly e-newsletter.