On october 17th
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How much do you know?

1. What percentage of high school students have tried cannabis?

  • about 5 %
  • about a quarter of students
  • the majority
Cannabis is one of the substances most consumed by high school students. Nearly 1 in 4 students (22.9%) have consumed it.

2. What is Tetrahydrocannabinol?

  • a new "liquid" fuel
  • another name for speed
  • the active chemical ingredient in cannabis
It is the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, and is also known as THC. Identified as a disrupter of the central nervous system, it alters the functioning of the brain.

3. Why do teens consume cannabis?

  • to create a sensation within themselves
  • to be cool and popular
  • to relieve negative emotions
Adolescence is a pivotal period in the life of every individual. Adolescents are seeking both their identity and their autonomy. This can be manifested in the search for new or strong sensations, a perceived importance of peer approval and difficulty in properly managing one's emotions.

4. In your opinion, who do teens trust the most when it comes to information about cannabis or other substances?

  • their best friend
  • their doctor
  • their parents
According to Health Canada, 87% of adolescents consider their parents to be a credible source of information on drugs. That's amazing! Use this as positive reinforcement to ensure you have as much information available to you as possible when it comes to talking about drugs with your teen.

Here's the good news: the Fondation Jean Lapointe provides parents and teens with proven tools to better communicate about cannabis, prevent early use and reduce the negative consequences of using cannabis.

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For the next 4 weeks, you will receive emails, videos and timely tips to help you communicate effectively with your teenager about cannabis and other drugs. Topics related to beliefs and risks about consumption will be addressed.

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It is important to communicate clear, truthful messages about cannabis to your teens.

1 Government of Canada, 2008

Resources for you

Regulation of cannabis in Québec

Beginning on October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal for people 18 years and older. Since its consumption is not to be trivialized and poses health risks, it will be subject to a strict framework within Québec.

Learn more now by visiting this site.

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Apt Parents: training

Our partner, the Quebec Addictions Center, uses this interactive role-playing game to highlight the best parenting practices for the prevention of substance abuse among adolescents.

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Each Contribution Leads to a Real-World Action.

Thanks to its innovative and interactive tools, the Jean Lapointe Foundation works with more than 80,000 young people every year in all regions of Québec.

Since 2008, the rate of 12- to 17-year-olds with an addiction problem has gone from 12%2 to 10%3. All thanks to its stakeholders, donors and other supporters!

You can help to protect young people too. Make a donation to the Jean Lapointe Foundation and see it doubled!


Will prevent two grade 7 teenagers from addictions.


Gives us the means to continue our prevention mission towards grade 8 and 9 students.


Helps train grade 10 and 11 student as peer helper/trainers in order for them to help young people in difficulty in there school.

2 Institut de la statistique du Québec, Enquête québécoise sur le tabac, l’alcool, la drogue et le jeu chez les élèves du secondaire, 2008

3 Institut de la statistique du Québec, Québec Health Survey of High School Students, 2010-2011

* The Québec government has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Jean Lapointe Foundation to support actions in the prevention of the use of psychoactive substances among young people. The Foundation has committed, as part of this funding, to add an amount equal to the grant provided by the government, bringing to $3 million the financial resources that will be devoted to this project over 3 years.

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50% of teens consider their parents to be a credible source of information about drug and drug use. This shows the importance of the messages and the values you communicate on a continuous basis.

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