Filipino Steering Committee Presents: Talakayan Series 2019

Substance Use: Growing Understanding and Support as a Family

Saturday June 29, 2019

11:30AM to 3:00PM

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House (3981 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P3)

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Filipino Poster (Click Here) 

Do you have doubts about your child and substance use?

Do you have fears about the legalization of cannabis?

Do you have questions about the usage of drugs or alcohol?

Come join our FREE forum where we will discuss, share, and learn about alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use and how you can support your family.

The event will include:

  • Discussion groups facilitated in Tagalog and English
  • Discussion groups for Parents/Grandparents/Caregivers and Youth
  • Guest Resource Speaker (in English): Art Steinmann, Manager of Substance Use Health Promotion and SACY (Supporting and Connecting Youth) at the Vancouver School Board.
  • Opportunities to learn more about community services
  • Opportunities to connect with other community members
  • Light lunch
  • Childminding

Register for the Event

Please fill out this form or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Who is this event for?

This event is for all members of the family including parents, grandparents, and youth. Whether you are just curious about substance use and how it could affect your child or your child is facing challenges with addiction, this is a safe space for all. This forum will be based within the Filipino and Canadian context and will explore the connections between these cultures.

What will the event look like?

The event will begin with an opportunity to eat lunch and mingle together. Afterwards, the larger group will be split into smaller discussion groups. There will be groups for adults and a group for youth. More defined groups will be organized on the day of the event. Following the small group discussions will be an educational presentation by Art Steinmann, Manager of Substance Use Health Promotion at SACY. The presentation will be an interactive dialogue with room for discussion and questions. A finalized schedule will be posted and distributed closer to the event day.

Accessibility Information

Most of the event will be held on the lower level of the venue and has no steps. Washrooms are gender-neutral and are located on the lower level. If you require further accessibility needs, please indicate it within the registration form or contact us below.

Getting Here

There will be limited street parking in the area. Please consider carpooling, walking, or taking public transit. From Main Street-Science World SkyTrain Station, take the 3 Main-Marine Dr Stn Bus until Main St @ E 22 Avenue (bus comes every ~12 minutes). From Nanaimo SkyTrain Station, take the 25 UBC Bus until King Edward Ave @ Main Street (bus comes every ~12 minutes). For more detailed information, consider using Google Maps.

Please note:

This event is not a substitute for professional support and treatment. The resource speaker, who is a professional in the area of substance use health promotion, will be able to answer your general questions and concerns. Discussion groups will have the opportunity to share their own thoughts, experiences, and ideas so that we can grow, learn, and support one another.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this event will be situated on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.

Questions about the event?

For English

Josh Rasalan

For Tagalog or English

Bella Cenezero

604 669 1616 ext. 105