Upcoming community meeting discusses risks to young people and preventive actions

On Thursday, November 24, Planet Youth Lanark County and Carleton Place Municipal Anti-Drug Strategy are co-hosting a community action meeting. The meeting is intended to give residents an opportunity to hear the results of a poll released in February 2022 asking questions of Lanark County Grade 10 students. Issues to be discussed at the meeting relate to substance use, physical and mental health, physical activity, family and school experience, and internet use.

The purpose of the reports is to provide information that helps each community in Lanark County address selected risk and protective factors. The meeting will also be an opportunity to hear how strategies implemented in other communities are making a measurable difference in supporting healthier communities in which children can grow up.

The meeting has been designed for young people, parents, school staff, youth workers, community organizations, municipal staff and councils, or anyone who wants to learn and share ideas and/or use their skills to contribute to prevention activities in their community.

Those interested can attend this meeting, virtually or in person, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Zion United Memorial Church in Carleton Place.

With files from Connor Ray of CFRA

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