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Truth and Consequences Program

Truth and Consequences is an interactive and innovative approach to addressing expectations related to the topic of Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours in the Healthy Living strand of the Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Individual learning centres are available for Grade 7 - 12 classes. The lesson plans include speaker notes and background information, student worksheets, curriculum links and rubrics.

Secondary schools can implement lesson plans and/or consider hosting a school wide conference. The conference is designed to support the Grade 9 curriculum.

The Truth and Consequences program will support your students to learn about:

  • How alcohol and drug use can lead to negative consequences
  • Responsible decision-making skills.

Combined with other school-wide and classroom strategies, it can help to raise understanding of alcohol and drug use and can support addressing student well-being.

Currently under review.

Staff from the School Health program, in partnership with the Substance Use and Injury Prevention program, are available to support delivery of Truth and Consequences at your school. Contact your School Health public health nurse to find out more.

Truth and Consequences Conference for secondary schools

Truth and Consequences can also be delivered in secondary schools as a full day interactive conference involving students, staff and community partners. An online step-by-step planning guide is available to support organizers with preparing, implementing and evaluating the program. Public health nurses are available to provide support and consultation. The cost to deliver the conference is minimal. Please call SMDHU Health Connection at 705-721-7520 to request support and book a Truth and Consequences conference for your school.

The following resources are available to support your conference planning and delivery:

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