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Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis Webinar Series, HC Link

November 30, 2016  from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET
December 13, 2016 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

Canada has one of the world's highest rates of cannabis use among teens. Research on what youth think about cannabis and how that relates to their choice to use is critical to informing preventive education, practice implementation and policy to minimize harm. It is especially significant given changes in recreational legalization on the horizon, which may have an impact on further use in this vulnerable population.

This two-part webinar series is co-hosted by HC Link, Parent Action on Drugs and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). This series covers the methods, findings and implications of a recent qualitative research study, "Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis," conducted by the CCSA.

You must register for each webinar separately.

Part #1: Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis: Research results and lessons learned
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET (Registration closes November 27)

CCSA researchers will discuss their recent report, Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis, including the methods, findings, and methodological challenges of conducting qualitative research with youth in the non-profit setting. More information, presenter bios and registration are at

Part #2: Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis: Implications for practice and policy
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET (Registration closes December 9)

This webinar focuses on the practical implications of the research findings regarding prevention planning, practice and policy. CCSA is joined by a panel of youth-facing practitioners including representatives from the Student Commission of Canada, Sick Kids Hospital, and PAD’s Peer Education Program. More information, presenter bios and registration are at