Adult Outreach and Education

Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact Orit Tordjman, Outreach Manager, at orit@jacstoronto.org.

Naloxone Training

Opioids have the potential for problematic use and abuse. In recent years, Canada has seen a dramatic increase in deaths related to opioid overdosing. That’s why training the public on the administration of Naloxone, a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, is vital. JACS offers free Naloxone training to individuals, organizations and other community members to help prevent overdose deaths. This half hour training session on this free and readily available overdose reversal drug might be the difference between life and death for you, your loved ones, your coworkers, and your community members.

To book a free training, contact Orit Tordjman, Outreach Manager, at orit@jacstoronto.org

Courage 2 Change

Courage 2 Change (C2C) is a mental health and addiction programming initiative that offers educational workshops, student ambassador projects, and tailored support groups for post secondary students and staff.

C2C is open to collaborations with other organizations. Our program portfolio includes; workshops for students, professional development training for campus staff, panel discussions, student leader/peer training, webinars, mental health weekends, support groups, individual counselling, and resourcing.

Courage 2 Change was established in memory of Honey and Barry Sherman, and is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation and The Azrieli Foundation.

For more information or to book a JACS presentation for university aged individuals, please email samantha@jacstoronto.org.

Clayton Rosenthal Youth Outreach Program

JACS Toronto is a leading educational resource for substance use and abuse in the GTA. JACS has made it part of our mission to support schools in providing students, faculty, and parents with education around substance abuse, addiction, mental health, and healthy lifestyle choices.

As part of our outreach, we provide free educational workshops for students regarding these topics. Content pieces of our workshops aim to begin raising young people’s awareness of the issues related to substance use and mental health. In addition, we believe that increasing students’ knowledge of how to handle common conflicts, such as peer pressure, social influences, stress, and other mental health concerns, supports their development of healthy coping strategies and resiliency.

Each workshop presents educational material on relevant issues in an engaging and interactive way and can be modified to meet the needs of the students. Content of current workshops include Marijuana and the Teenage Brain, the Continuum of Substance Use, Steps to Healthy Decision-Making, and Mental Health & Concurrent Disorders. Furthermore, a guest speaker is invited to share their experiences with substance abuse in which the students can openly ask questions and engage in a dialogue about the progression of an addiction and the journey of recovery.

We look forward to speaking with you to further discuss what we can offer your school and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call or email at any time. To book a JACS presentation for your school, please contact our Director of Young Adult Services, Samantha Braiman at samantha@jacstoronto.org or call 416.638.0350 x106