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Information on alcohol and marijuana for schools


Discovering You! Resource

Grade 5 Discovering You!

The Discovering You! resources are available to assist Grade 5 teachers in meeting the Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours requirements that are in the New Grade 5 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum and the Science and Technology Curriculum.

Activities and lessons, delivered through an engaging student workbook and classroom discussion, allow students to explore the social and environmental factors that affect their choices, including decisions around alcohol use.

Hard copies of the student workbook, teacher companion, as well as the pencils that accompany the resource, can be ordered by connecting with your school’s assigned public health nurse, or by calling the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

Develop a plan for an alcohol and marijuana free environment at your school

Building on Our Strengths. Canadian Standards for School-based Youth Substance Abuse Prevention. PDF

The Standards have been prepared to support the prevention efforts of all those considering or are currently engaged in school-based prevention work. It provides a benchmark of optimal performance for school teams, support and guidance to pursue continuous improvements, and practical resources and examples to support change. (CCSA, 2010) 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) External Link

This organization has resources on alcohol and marijuana that can be used when developing lesson plans and other school initiatives

Health Canada External Link

Health Canada’s website has information on alcohol and marijuana.