Webinar: Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: New Tools for Professionals




Mon, March 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT: FREE

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Event Information


Join us for a webinar on the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG), presented by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

The guidelines include 10 recommendations on reducing risks associated with cannabis use, based on the best available scientific evidence. PHAC and CAMH have teamed up to develop a new set of tools to support professionals to promote the use of the guidelines. These include a slide deck, FAQs, poster and evidence summary.

We’ll provide a brief overview of the guidelines, new products and tools, as well as insights on how to present the guidelines in different settings.

Webinar Objectives:

  • provide a brief overview of the evidence-based Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)
  • introduce new tools created by PHAC and CAMH to support professionals using the guidelines
  • offer guidance on presenting the recommendations in different settings and on responding to common questions about the guidelines


Pamela Ponic
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario


Benedikt Fisher, PhD
Senior Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Toronto, Ontario
Chair in Addiction Research
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Heather Durdle, PhD
Psychologist, Adolescent Intensive Services (Concurrent Care Area)
IWK Health Services
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cheryl Houtekamer, MPH
Program Supervisor – Community Health Promotion Services
Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health
Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone

Who should attend:

social  professionals, educators, policy-makers.

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