Let’s Talk Drugs and Youth

Level One Partner Workshop With Steve Keller



Monday, October 7, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST


Sisson Room
Peterborough Lions Community Centre
347 Burnham Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1T5

Course Description

In this workshop, participant’s will:

  • Examine Substance Use: Learn terminology, reasons for use/non-use, effects/impacts of substances and youth consumption trends.
  • Identify Risks: Recognize signs of harmful/problematic use, associated risks.
  • Develop Strategies: Apply strategies to lower the harms associated with substance use.
  • Initiate Open Conversations: Learn how to start and maintain constructive dialogues with youth.
  • Access Resources: Explore educational materials, videos, and the Parent Support Hub.


  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $49.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $59.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $69.00*

*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.


Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed for people who support youth such as parents, guardians, teachers, peers, counsellors, etc.

How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 36 participants.

What precautions will be in place regarding COVID-19?
Details on COVID precautions will be sent to registrants one week before the workshop. While we hope to be able to run this session, we may have to change or cancel it if new restrictions or issues come up.

Will food be provided?
Coffee, tea, and light snacks are included. Lunch will not be provided. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the Lions Centre. Please feel free to contact us for recommendations.

Is the venue accessible?
The Lions Centre is wheelchair accessible (lift and washroom facilities) and climate-controlled.

Is there parking?
There are 40 private parking spots and an overflow area, but come early as spaces can fill up fast! Street parking is also available.

What is a level one partner workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care. It is also being offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.

Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the workshop. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-872-2197.

The cost of this workshop has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.

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Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
347 Burnham Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5


  • Steve Keller
    Steve Keller

    Steve Keller is the program developer and national speaker for Drug Free Kids Canada, overseeing the development of DFK’s community engagement and educational awareness workshops across Canada. Steve has worked in the field of addiction and mental health since 2015 as a speaker, content creator and analyst. Steve is a graduate of Trent University’s School of Education, and has spoken on subject matter related to gambling, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, opioids and other risky behaviours for nearly a decade both in Ontario and nationally.

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