The Sensible Education Toolkit Series: The Guiding Principles of Education


The Sensible Education Toolkit Series: The Guiding Principles of Education

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This toolkit was developed by Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP).


This resource is broken into three separate booklets. The content draws directly from CSSDP’s Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit, originally published in 2018 to help educators, parents and adults have evidence-informed conversations with youth. Recognizing that cannabis legalization is a process and not an event, it’s important to note that this booklet was published in 2021 and the Cannabis Act and other related legislation is subject to change. We encourage you to stay up to date with revisions and updates to both the Cannabis Act and your local cannabis legislation.

Booklet 1 focuses on CSSDP’s Guiding Principles, which are meant to provide a framework of core concepts + values to support the development of youth cannabis education. They are intended to guide decisions related to cannabis education and conversation practices rather than act as a set of detailed instructions or an action plan for implementing a drug education curriculum. The guiding principles underscore a broad set of concepts that, collectively, can guide the design and implementation of youth cannabis education.

Given the diversity of young people, these principles can be adapted and implemented in different ways to best serve the given context. While the guiding principles are not listed in order of importance, they are mutually reinforcing, overlap in some instances, and reflect the current state of research in the promotion of cannabis literacy, health, and wellbeing among youth.

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). (2021). The Sensible Education Toolkit: The Guiding Principles of Education.

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