Challenging Structural Stigma Workshop, presented by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and CAPSA.

In the realm of public health, addressing the complexities of substance use is a critical undertaking. The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and CAPSA invite you to embark on a transformative journey through their virtual workshop, “Challenging Structural Stigma.” Due to popular demand, two additional opportunities are now available for those who missed the initial session.

Dates and Registration Information:

  1. February 14th 9am-12pm EST & February 15th 9am-12pm EST (21 spots left) Register for the February workshop here!
  2. March 5th 1-4pm EST & March 6th 1-4pm EST (12 spots left) Register for the March workshop here!

Unpacking Structural Stigma: What to Expect

Led by accomplished facilitators, Ashleigh Hyland from CAPSA and Megan Harris from Gestalt Collective, these two-day virtual workshops promise an enriching exploration of the impacts of structural stigma related to substance use. Participants will emerge with valuable insights and practical tools to drive positive change within their professional spheres.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding Stigma: Delve into the various forms of stigma and the underlying factors contributing to substance use-related stigma.
  2. Assessing Policies and Practices: Strengthen your ability to assess stigmatizing policies, programs, or practices and learn how to engage in advocacy to reduce stigma.
  3. Empowering Lived Experiences: Recognize the indispensable role of individuals with lived and living experience in the healthcare system, emphasizing their vital contribution to policy and program decisions.

Registration Details:

  • These workshops are identical, so please register for only one to ensure maximum participation.
  • Limited to 25 participants per workshop, securing your spot is crucial.

Connect and Inquire:

For further information and inquiries, reach out to Kelsey MacIntosh, Senior Project Officer at the Canadian Public Health Association. Email: