The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Min. of Health & Barrington Hector, PM for Weed Out the Risk


“The Government of Canada is proud to support the Weed Out the Risk program, which will help to educate youth about the risks of driving under the influence of cannabis.”

- The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health

“We know education is one of the most effective ways to change patterns associated with risky behaviour and we are excited to partner with Springboard on the national delivery of Weed Out the Risk to young people across Canada.”

- Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer MADD Canada

“The Toronto Police Service shares the concern that youth may not fully understand the risks of driving after using cannabis, or being a passenger in a vehicle in which the driver used. We support Springboard’s public education efforts to better inform youth, in an effort to prevent impaired driving incidents and keep our roads safe for all users.”

- Mark Saunders, Chief of Toronto Police Service

“No other presentation that covers this topic or information. Good use of stories and video. Kept the students engaged.”

- Teacher, Peel Region High School

“I would recommend this presentation as it was relatable to all students. Information was practical and relevant. The information was also current and delivered a positive message”

- Teacher, York Region

“It was excellent! Great approach to topic we have not spent much time covering in the past. Great information and stats to support – as an educator, I learned lots too and have good info and ideas to share in the future! Thank you.”

- Teacher, Toronto High School

“Engaging and knowledgeable presenter. Solid information with more than enough to take back to class for further discussions”

- Teacher, Alternative School