E-Learning Modules

This interactive and self-paced modular program will educate employees on the wide-reaching and harmful effects of substance use stigma, that impacts the 78% of people living in Canada who use substances. These courses equip you with evidence-based information, resources, and tools to drive positive change and promote healthier workplaces and communities. Each module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

"Such a wonderful use of my time. I wish for this training to be made available and mandatory for all employees within the organization."

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, you will:

  • 1

    Be equipped with the knowledge and empathy to recognize the profound impact of stigma on individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use

  • 2

    Have the acquired skills to assess biases, dispel false beliefs and replace them with compassion

  • 3

    Acquire the necessary tools and strategies to effectively reduce stigma within the health system, contributing to more inclusive and accessible pathways to increased health.

  • 4

    Have the necessary skills to apply the use of person-first language in professional environments and everyday life.

  • 5

    Be equipped with the knowledge to reduce stigma at all levels by reframing your perception on health related to substance use and its impacts on the wider population.


E-Learning Modules

Training length:
15 minutes per module

Please contact us at training@capsa.ca

What People Are Saying

"I think this information will benefit me greatly as I enter a career as a social service worker."

"There is so much value in this training and I believe this should be mandatory learning for all students, educators, and organizations as substance use surrounds us all. "

"I thought it was fantastic, very informative and well delivered."

"It was so amazing to hear more about substance use health and to tweak my own framing about substance use and how I can talk about it."

"Lovely presentation! I really appreciated the knowledge as well as the lived experience. Very beneficial and important information for health care professionals to best help the patients we care for."

"The session was excellent. Very informative and thought provoking. Allowed me to reflect on my own practice and the health system in which I work."

Module 1

Building Momentum

Begin this journey through an introduction to the far-reaching and often silenced issue of stigma, and how stigma has impacted friends, families, and communities of the over 60,000 people who die from substance use in Canada each year. Learn how you can make a difference in reducing stigma today by becoming an ally.

Module 2

On My Way to Wellness

Now that you’ve been introduced to how stigma affects society, it’s time to look at your own attitudes and personal biases around substance use. Learn how the many pathways to increased health are not linear and dispel false beliefs through compassion and understanding.

Module 3

Flipping the Pyramid

Learn valuable insights on how societal stigma impacts health systems creating barriers for people seeking care. Gain tangible tools to reduce stigma in the health system and support those impacted by substance use by widening the doorways for all those whose health needs care.

Module 4

More Than a Label

Here you will learn how stigma impacts our language, and how labelling impacts people at many levels. Learn about how the use of person-first language eliminates stigma and how you can practice it in your workplace and everyday life.

Module 5

Substance Use Health

This last module introduces the Principle of Substance Use Health which reduces stigma at all levels by reframing substance use beyond an illness, to it impacts on the health of the wider population.