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Addressing Alcohol and Other Drug-related Problems in Ontario Schools: What's in Place? What's Working? What's Next?

10:00-11:30 a.m. EST

Alcohol Policy Network (APN) Alcohol Policy Tele-roundtable Series





In April 2000, the Ministry of Education released a Code of Conduct for all publicly-funded schools in Ontario. The Code outlines standards of behaviour related to alcohol and other drug use, as well as mandatory penalties for providing, and being in possession or under the influence of, alcohol or drugs.



This teleconference--the fourth in a series of interactive roundtables hosted by the APN--is targeted to health promoters, educators, student leaders and others concerned about the effective prevention of alcohol and other drug problems in school settings.



Special guests Keith Quigg, Education Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education (London Office); Gary Leduc, Superintendent of School Services, Waterloo Catholic District School Board; Janis Ellis Claypool, Projects Leader, Ontario Physical and Health Education Association; and Jane Fjeld, Priority Manager, Youth Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health will

* provide an overview of the responsibilities and experiences of school boards with respect to alcohol and other drug education, the Safe School Act and the Code of Conduct;

* highlight resources and opportunities for action on alcohol and other drug issues within a comprehensive school-health framework; and

* answer your questions and invite you to share stories on working in school settings.



The teleconference is free, although long-distance charges may apply. A confirmation, along with background materials and dial-in instructions, will be emailed before the teleconference. A comprehensive follow-up package will be sent to participants who have pre-registered.



Space is limited. Please register before March 14, 2003.



For more information contact the APN, Ontario Public Health Association, at (416) 367-3313 x227 or apolnet@opha.on.ca. A registration form is posted at http://www.apolnet.org/resources/TC_SchoolsMar2003Flyer.pdf.