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Resources for Recreation Leaders Regarding Cannabis and Youth

 June 16, 2018
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Do you have questions relating to Cannabis and youth in your job?

The Federal Government plans to legalize recreational cannabis across Canada by the end of the summer. The NWTRPA and the Government of the Northwest Territories partnered to provide some resources for recreation leaders who want more information about cannabis and youth.

Cannabis and Youth Presentation

A recorded hour long presentation with Health Sociologist Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah.  Topics covered included:

  • Differentiating between myths and facts relating to youth and cannabis use
  • Talking to youth about cannabis use
  • Best practices to support youth who use cannabis

Access a video of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/meTRFV2hq8g

Access a PDF of the slides here: http://www.nwtrpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Talk-3-CR.pdf

Cannabis Talk Kit

A pamphlet with information and tips for talking to youth about cannabis.

 You can access the kit here: http://www.nwtrpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cannabis-talk-kit.pdf

Sensible Cannabis Education: A Toolkit for Educating Youth

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s guiding principles for cannabis education.

 You can access the toolkit here: https://cssdp.org/youthtoolkit/