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Ophea’s Smoke-Free Ontario Pilot Program

A school-based tobacco prevention pilot program using a healthy schools approach.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has funded Ophea to implement a school-based tobacco prevention pilot program in 24 schools (elementary and secondary) across Ontario during the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 school years (working in close collaboration with partners at the provincial and school/community level). This program will utilize a healthy schools approach with a focus on youth engagement to address tobacco prevention in schools (and the greater community). For an overview of the project, please click here

Project updates will be developed and posted below to provide quarterly updates on key project milestones.

For any inquiries in regards to the Smoke-Free Ontario Pilot Program, please contact sara@ophea.org

A summary of the Year 1 evaluation results are available here.

As part of this project, Ophea and the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) have developped an Ideas for Action guide that provides a collection of activities that can be used in schools and communities to support tobacco prevention efforts. The guide also includes communication strategies to help spread the word about what schools and communities have been doing.

Thank you to the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) and all of the health units who provided access to their programs to support generating activities for this guide.