how it works

Weed Out the Risk is being delivered in high schools via our partnership with MADD Canada and in settings in collaboration with partners like the YMCA Canada and The John Howard Society.

This national program is available in both French and English, and endorsed by MADD Canada, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), YMCA Canada, Cannabis Council of Canada, Young Drivers of Canada, educators and most importantly, by over 160,000 youth who have participated in the program. 

Launched in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in 2014, the pilot phase resulted in Weed Out the Risk being delivered to over 17,000 youth. Building on the pilot’s success and partnerships, Weed Out the Risk was approved for multi-year funding from Health Canada to both update and scale the program nationally.


The single session challenges youth misconceptions about driving under the influence and discusses the real risks associated with cannabis driving impairment or being a passenger in a vehicle with a high driver, in a non-judgmental way. Weed Out the Risk workshops can be delivered within 50 to 90 minutes in either French or English. The program content and delivery approach can be tailored to suit the participants and their needs. 

For those interested in receiving facilitator training and bringing WOTR to your community, please contact us.