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.
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.
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
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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