Weed Out the Risk

An Anti-Crash Course on Cannabis and Driving

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Weed Out the Risk (WOTR) is an interactive, harm reduction based educational program which informs youth and young adults of the risks associated with using cannabis and driving, or being a passenger in a vehicle with a high driver.


Developed by Springboard, a community based youth serving organization with a proven track record in this area, this national program is available in both French and English. WOTR is endorsed by MADD Canada, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), YMCA Canada, Cannabis Council of Canada, educators and most importantly, by tens of thousands of youth who have participated in the program. Launched in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in 2014, the pilot phase resulted in WOTR’s message being delivered to over 17,000 youth.


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How it Works

Whether being delivered in high schools via our partnership with MADD Canada or in community based settings in collaboration with partner organizations like the YMCA Canada and John Howard Society, Weed Out the Risk (WOTR) is led by a trained facilitator who engages youth through interactive discussion, games, activities and videos.

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youth engaged during the pilot phase



of participants stated they would suggest this program to other youth



of youth said they were better aware of the risks of using weed and driving


Moving Forward

Building on the pilot’s success and partnerships, Weed Out the Risk was approved for multi-year funding under Health Canada’s SUAP to both update and scale the program across Canada. Springboard officially launched the national program on October 12th, 2018, with expansion currently underway as we work toward reaching 500,000 youth over the next three years.


NEWSWIRE - October 10, 2018

Government of Canada funds innovative cannabis public education projects targeting young Canadians

…Public education is an important element of the Government's public health approach to legalizing and regulating cannabis. In collaboration with provinces and territories, the Government is continuing its work to help ensure that Canadians have access to the facts and information they need to make informed decisions about cannabis…

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