An Anti-crash Course on Cannabis and Driving

About Weed Out The Risk

Weed Out the Risk (WOTR) is an interactive, harm reduction based, educational program which informs youth and young adults of the risks associated with driving high or being a passenger in a vehicle with someone who is driving under the influence of cannabis.

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I'M 420 FRIENDLY, BUT THERE'S NO WAY I'M GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL.

If I smoke, the keys go up. Period!

How it Works

Whether being delivered in high schools via our partnership with MADD Canada or in community based settings in collaboration with partner organizations like the YMCA Canada, and John Howard Society, Weed Out the Risk (WOTR) is led by a trained facilitator who engages youth through interactive discussions, scenarios, and activities.

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If I smoke, the keys go up. Period!

Facilitator Training

Through our facilitator training options, you can bring Weed Out the Risk to your community. Facilitator training is a great professional development opportunity, cost-effective and available in-person and online. Trained facilitators receive full access to the program and accompanying facilitator manual and educators guide.

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160000

Youth participated in the program across canada

89

OF PARTICIPANTS SAID THEY HAD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CANNABIS AFFECTS THEM

90

9 OUT OF 10 YOUTH SAID THEY HAD INCREASED AWARENESS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF CANNABIS IMPAIRED DRIVING

84

PARTICIPANTS SAID THEY WOULD RECOMMEND WEED OUT THE RISK TO OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE

“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 HONORABLE GINETTE PETITPAS

Minister of Health

“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

“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 Services shares the concerns 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 keeping our roads safe for all users”

MARK SAUNDERS

Chief of Toronto Police

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

TEACHER

Peel Region High School

“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

“I like how you spoke my students’ language to make them feel more comfortable with discussing this topic. I like the laid back approach to encourage conversation. Everyone should hear this because it affects everyone.”

TEACHER

Toronto High School

“Well rounded with the info shared and hosted by a person who has a finger on the pulse of it.”

ADMINISTRATOR

Toronto High School

“Learned about things I had never really thought twice about until now.”

PROGRAM PARTICIPANT

“Presenter is very passionate and honest, loved the humor and interactive, open atmosphere.”

PROGRAM PARTICIPANT

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