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Increasing access to alcohol: What are the health and financial implication...

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What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar. The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

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