TEACH Specialty Course: Tobacco Interventions for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Populations
TEACH courses are interdisciplinary and targeted towards practitioners who have the ability to deliver intensive cessation counselling. There is no minimum educational or professional requirement to attend TEACH courses.
Date and Time:
Online – refer to www.teachproject.ca for upcoming offerings.
13.5 hours (over five weeks)
For more information on cost, visit www.teachproject.ca.
Prerequisite course offered by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (4 modules, online, 10.5 hours)
TEACH Core Course (online, 19.5 hours)
The learner will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide a wholistic, client-centred, biopsychosocial approach to screen, engage, and treat commercial tobacco use among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations. The learner will also be able to apply these skills, develop treatment in collaboration with clients and refer as necessary.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the history of tobacco use among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations.
Describe the impact of commercial tobacco use among First Nations, Inuit and Métis
Identify ways to adapt screening and assessment tools for commercial tobacco use for
First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients.
Provide initial and ongoing assessments with First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients
within a social determinants of health framework.
Develop a client-driven wholistic treatment plan within a social determinants of health
Adapt psychosocial interventions for commercial tobacco cessation and/or reduction.
Adapt pharmacological interventions for commercial tobacco cessation and/or
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Affiliation and Partnerships
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development
Applications for TEACH courses are submitted online via the TEACH website and are subject to review. Each time you apply for a course you must complete the full online application. Application does not ensure registration.