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Students attend health advocacy workshops

By March 3, 2015June 2nd, 2015No Comments

Health advocacy workshops

Recently, members from the Ontario Lung Association’s Youth Advocacy Training Institute were invited to Columbia to educate students on the tobacco industry.

Organized by the Student Development department, the workshops discussed two very important issues: the Tobacco Industry and Health Advocacy in the community.

Students learned how tobacco is intentionally marketed to youth and what role they can play in taking a stand against the industry. Students from the Health Action Team as well as senior students interested in pursuing post-secondary studies and future careers in health and medical fields attended the workshops.

Ms. Denise Bentum, Activities Instructor at Columbia, believed the sessions were great for students as they were both informative and interactive, giving students a hands-on learning experience and a unique learning opportunity.

Thank you to Ms. Denise for coordinating the event.

Youth Advocacy Training Institute 
The Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) is a program of the Ontario Lung Association. YATI supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario by providing exciting and interactive learning experiences that equip youth, young adults, and adults working with youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote health and advocate for positive change in their communities through youth engagement. For more information visit YATI online.

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