CPHA’s Normalizing Conversations project team has partnered with CAPSA to develop a workshop titled “Challenging Structural Substance Use Stigma” for health and social service providers. Over the last few months, CPHA and CAPSA have worked with community partners across Canada to pilot this workshop online. We are excited to invite those in the Ottawa area to attend our first in-person session! Join CPHA and CAPSA for an in-person pilot workshop on September 19th, 2023, from 9 am to 4 pm (EDT).

This free and interactive in-person workshop will be held in the first floor boardroom (suite 102) of the Carling Executive Centre at 1545 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON. The workshop will include a free lunch provided by Grounded Kitchen and Coffee and will offer a range of dietary options. Paid parking is available onsite. Additional costs (time/travel/etc.) will not be covered.  

What to expect?  


This workshop provides an opportunity for health and social service providers to explore the impacts of structural stigma related to substance use. By the end of the workshop, participants will have:   

  • A strengthened understanding of the various forms of stigma and factors that contribute to substance use related stigma   
  • A strengthened ability to assess stigmatizing policies, programs, or practices and engage in advocacy to reduce stigma   
  • A strengthened understanding of why people with lived and living experience have an essential role in the healthcare system, including policy and program decisions   

As this is a pilot, please note that space will be limited to 25 participants. To accommodate as many individuals as we can, a waitlist will be made available once registration is closed to notify you if a spot becomes available. 

A participant manual and venue details will be sent to you prior to the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Chochla schochla@cpha.ca or CPHA at substanceuse@cpha.ca

Presented by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA).

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 09:00
9am - 4pm
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1545 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON