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Together to Learn Series: Youth Substance Use and Gambling

April 10, 2024

Together to learn graphic.pngALCDSB families are invite to attend a free, impactful online series for parents and caregivers ​delving into youth substance use and gambling. 

Led by experts Steve Keller, Drug Free Kids Canada, and Joe Wedlock, YMCA of Central East Ontario,  this four-part series is your guide to crucial conversations.

April 18, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Let's Talk Drugs: The Overdose Crisis Part 1--Opioids"

April 25, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Let's Talk Drugs: The Overdose Crisis Part 2--Sedatives and Stimulants"

May 2, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Game-bling: Gaming and Gambling"

May 9, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Media Literacy"

Please register to attend:

You will receive a link by email to join the virtual sessions.

About the speakers: 
Steve Keller, program developer and national speaker for Drug Free Kids Canada, unveils the realities of the overdose crisis in sessions one and two. Equipped with a Bachelor of Education from Trent University, Steve's dynamic approach bridges research insights with real-world experiences, empowering audiences nationwide.

In sessions three and four, Joe Wedlock, an authority in education and prevention, explores gaming, gambling, and media literacy. Drawing from his expertise with the YMCA's Youth Gambling Awareness Program and his background in Sociology and Communications from the University of Ottawa, Joe brings clarity to the evolving landscape of technology and its impact on youth gambling behaviors.