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Weed out the Risk

Weed Out the Risk – An anti-crash course on Cannabis and Driving (WOTR), is an interactive, harm reduction based, educational program which informs youth and young adults about the risk associated with driving high or being a passenger in a vehicle with a driver who is under the influence of cannabis.

WOTR’s weed education program, led by a trained facilitator, engages youth through interactive discussion, games, activities, and videos to dialogue openly with youth about how cannabis impairment affects one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. It reviews the potential financial, legal, and social risks to be considered when faced with the choice to drive high or ride in a car with a cannabis-impaired driver.

The WOTR program educates youth using a harm reduction approach which is non-judgemental and inclusive of participants specific context. Each workshop uses games, discussion questions, videos, and scenarios to enhance the learning experience.

 

THE RESULTS

 

137,000 youth have participated in the program across Canada

89% of participants say they had a better understanding of how cannabis affects them after the program

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9/10 participants said they had an increased awareness about the consequences of cannabis impaired driving.

84 % participants said they would recommend Weed Out the Risk to other young people.

Facilitator Training

WOTR is being delivery in schools and community based settings, in partnership with partners across Canada. Our facilitator training options make it easy to bring Weed Out the Risk to your community. The training is a great professional development opportunity and is available both online and in person. Trained facilitators receive full access to the program and the accompanying facilitators manual and educators guide. Please visit www.wotr.ca to learn more about training options, see testimonials, and access additional resources.

How it works

Engaging facilitators will come to your school
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We deliver this single classroom session to one or more classrooms at no cost
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Program messaging has been directly linked to the Ontario secondary school curriculum
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We accommodate the scheduling complexities of your school.

Book your presentation(s)

 

COMMUNITY DELIVERY:

Barrington C. Hector, WOTR Project Manager
416-977-0089 ext. 299
bhector@springboardservices.ca

Sylvia Larke, Project Coordinator
416-433-4461
slarke@springboardservices.ca

HIGH SCHOOL DELIVERY:

Claire Brown, WOTR Outreach Coordinator
1-800-665-6233 ext. 279
cbrown@madd.ca