Youth Opioid Awareness Program

The Youth Opioid Awareness Program is aimed at increasing youth awareness (aged 15 to 24) about opioids through harm reduction. We’re offering interactive and engaging workshops where participants can learn in an enjoyable way through activities such as escape rooms and online quizzes. All workshops are free and can be delivered virtually or in person.


  • Youth aged 15 to 24

Youth aged 15-24 may receive a free 3-month membership to the Ches Penney Family YMCA for participating in any of our workshops. Limit one per person. Available while quantities last. Terms & Conditions apply.

Topics Covered in 1-hour workshops:

  • Intro to Opioids

  • Toxic Drugs

  • Naloxone

  • Opioid Use Disorder

  • How to Help

  • Stigma of Addiction

Additional Topics in *Pecha Kucha presentations style:

  • An Opioid Story

  • Stigma Stan

  • It Takes a Village

  • Tainted Supply

  • History of Opioids

  • Purdue Pharma

  • How Opioids Work

  • Breaking News: Opioid Edition

*Pecha Kucha is a style of presenting that uses 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. This takes approx. 6.5 minutes. In these sessions, the Pecha Kucha is followed by an activity and question period.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, please contact:

Alternatively, you can contact:

Hilary Dagg
Program Coordinator

  • CRA # 108225533RR0001

  • P.O. Box 21291
    St. John’s, NL
    A1A 5G6