Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP)

Youth Cannabis Awareness Program –

The Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is a free national education prevention initiative funded by Health Canada and delivered by YMCA of Greater Toronto in partnership with the YMCA of Fredericton.

YCAP offers educational prevention programs to youth aged 12-24, as well as adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in youth’s lives. Informed by protective and risk factors contributing to youth’s mental health, YCAP provides a multi-faceted approach to harm reduction in order to increase knowledge and skills supporting positive youth development.

 For more information contact:
Lucia Scalco (She/Her)

Education and Awareness Coordinator
T: (506)292-0245

There will be an upcoming webinar on the topic of “Talking with youth about Cannabis”. The date is January 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to register for the upcoming webinar

Talking to Youth About Cannabis – An Interview with Steve Keller, the YCAP Curriculum Developer

From The Agenda with Steve Paiken on TVO.

December 13, 2022

“14 is the age when most Canadians first try cannabis. In an interview with Steve Paikin from TVO-The Agenda, experts from McMaster University and YMCA Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) discuss cannabis and its effect on the developing brain, and how to navigate challenging conversations with youth about its use. We’re happy to be a part of these important conversations. Informed by protective factors contributing to youth mental health, YCAP provides a multi-faceted approach to increase knowledge and skills, supporting positive youth development.”