Sure - Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre

Communities and professionals across Canada identify stigma within the healthcare system, specifically structural stigma, as a key barrier to implementing a public health approach to substance use. 

The Challenging Structural Stigma Workshop Package, developed in partnership with CAPSA, is designed to provide a comprehensive learning opportunity for health and social service providers who work in the substance use health field. It will equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • identify different forms of stigma;
  • advocate for change;
  • meaningfully partner with people with lived or living experience of substance use.  
What's included?

The workshop can be delivered online or in person, in one 6-hour session or two 3-hour sessions and was designed for groups of 10 to 25 participants. The package has all the materials and supporting documents needed to deliver the workshop in your organization or community. It includes: 

  • Planning this Workshop: 
    • Onboarding 
    • Timeline
    • Syllabus 
    • Tailoring this workshop
  • Promoting this Workshop: 
    • Communications package
    • Registration and email templates 
    • Evaluation templates
  • Delivering this Workshop 
    • Fillable agenda 
    • Workshop slides with presenter notes 
    • Facilitator manual with discussion prompts and detailed instructions 
    • Participant workbook

The package has multiple pieces and is downloaded automatically as a .zip file. Once you click the "Deliver the workshop" button below, a file should go straight to your computer's downloads folder. Depending on your computer, select:  "Extract All" or "Unzip". 

If you experience any issues accessing or downloading the package, please email