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TEACH University-accredited Certificate Program

Toronto, Ontario
November 19-23, 2012

Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH)

November 19-23, 2012 in Toronto
Online Applications Open: September 4th through September 21 2012

The TEACH Project has a primary goal of reducing the prevalence of tobacco use in Ontario by increasing identification and treatment capacity by health and allied practitioners from diverse disciplines and service settings. TEACH is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in Ontario as part of the Smoke-Free Ontario initiative,  in order to offer accessible, evidence-based training and continuing professional education.

For the TEACH certificate program, there are 3 options:

Core course + one specialty course
Core course only (+ complete a specialty course at a later time)
Specialty course only (for those who have already completed the core course)

In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete the core course and one specialty course.

TEACH Certificate Program Courses -  November 19-23, 2012:

Core Course
A Comprehensive Course on Smoking Cessation: Essential Skills and Strategies
Monday, November 19TH - Wednesday, November 21 ST, 2012
*Please note: In order to participate in the core course, there is a prerequisite online course: Tobacco and Public Health: From theory to practice (through
collaboration with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, )

Specialty Courses
Tobacco Interventions with Women Across the Lifespan (formerly known as Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: A Woman-Centred Approach)
Thursday, November 22 -Friday, November 23, 2012

Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: Addressing the Risks
Thursday, November 22 -Friday, November 23, 2012

Health professionals that work in Ontario must pay a $150 administrative fee when registering for the Core Course. In order to ensure reach and access, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has provided funding, if needed, for travel and accommodation for practitioners from outside Toronto. Health care professionals from outside Ontario pay $1400.00 for the complete Certificate Program, plus costs for travel/accommodation.

All certificate program courses are accredited by:
-       Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
-       University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
-       Northern Ontario School of Medicine
-       McMaster University School of Medicine
-       University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
-       Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
-       College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro-C)
-       Ontario College of Pharmacists
-       Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (CACCF)
-       Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

To submit an online application for the TEACH certificate program, please visit