Products & Services

We offer a number of free or low-cost products and services including:

1.  APN website -

The Alcohol Policy Network's web site features thousands of alcohol policy-related links, research documents, resources, position papers and directories on issues ranging from boating and snowmobile safety, to drinking and driving, to municipal alcohol policy, to Ontario's Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs).

2.  APOLNET Listserv

APN's listserv promotes open, informed discussion about alcohol-related policy and prevention issues in Ontario and throughout Canada. Participants in the APOLNET listserv engage in dialogue with many of the provincial leaders in alcohol policy issues. We have hosted discussion topics lead by subject matter experts on areas of particular or topical interest. Participants also receive the bi-weekly e-newsletter Alcohol in the News, and the quarterly Alcohol Research Digest, which flags recently issued scholarly research on alcohol-related issues.

Read about the benefits of joining our listserv, or click here to subscribe.

3.  Teleconferences, Forums, and Workshops

We are active in organizing several province-wide teleconferences on topics such safe bar policies, FASD, alcohol adversing and youth, and more. Finally, we collaborate with Parent Action on Drugs, the FOCUS Resource Centre, the Ontario Drug Awareness Partnership and others on the delivery of semi-annual Newbie teleconferences aimed at substance abuse professionals who have been on the job for less than one year. Due to limited resources, these are open to Ontario residents only.

APN partners with regional public health units, police forces, addictions agencies or community groups to organize workshops and presentations on particular issues of local concern. See our workshops/presentations page for a full list of current and past workshop offerings.

4.  Publications

To order paper copies of the following publications, please fill out our online order form.

5.  ARAPO website and resources -

To order paper copies of the following resources, please fill out our online order form.

6.  LRDG website -

Many people have heard mixed messages about alcohol's effects on health. The Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines help healthy adults make informed decisions about the amount of alcohol they consume. The Guidelines include both daily and weekly drinking limits. They also describe drinking practices that balance the potential health benefits of alcohol while minimizing its risks.

The Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs) are being promoted by Ontario's 37 public health units, the CAMH, the alPHa, the OPHA, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and other health and safety organizations.

7.  Consultation and Information & Referral Services

APN responds to a variety of requests for information and referral from community members and public health and safety professionals. We also offer consulting assistance on the development of Board of Health reports related to various aspects of alcohol policy, alcohol promotion and sponsorship and the implementation of campaigns on low-risk drinking. Due to limited staff resources, these services are available to Ontario-based groups only. Contact the Alcohol Projects Manager to discuss how we can facilitate your work.