Products & Services
We offer a number of free or low-cost products and services including:
- APN website
- APOLNET Listserv
- Teleconferences, Forums, and Workshops
- ARAPO website and resources
- LRDG website
- Consultation and Information & Referral Services
1. APN website - www.apolnet.ca
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.
To order paper copies of the following publications, please fill out our online order form.
- Let's Take Action Series (2004) Three step-by-step guides on how to develop alcohol policies for workplaces, educational settings and community halls and rental facilities. All are available online: Let's Take Action on Schools, and Let's Take Action on Sponsorship are available in French.
- Alcohol Promotion and the Marketing Industry: Trends, Tactics, and Public Health (2004) [PDF].
- Directory of Substance Abuse & Injury Prevention Contacts in Public Health (2004). This directory contains contact names, numbers and areas of expertise as well as descriptions of relevant programs delivered by public health units across Ontario. A new section featuring a Guide to Online Research and Statistics, Resources for Newbies and excerpts from the Ontario curriculum and Mandatory Public Health Program Standards, will be particularly useful to practitioners new to the alcohol field.
- Directory of Potential Sources of Funding for Injury and Substance Abuse Prevention Projects in Ontario (2004) This resource features practical fundraising tips, web links to hundreds of user-friendly resources, and annotated descriptions of over 175 private and public funding sources including foundations, corporations, United Ways, service clubs, federal, provincial and municipal grants programs and much more.
- Priorities (2006) A periodic report on developments in the field and future priorities for action. The first issue was published in 1996. Priorities II was published in 2000 and updated in 2004.
- A special issue of Contemporary Drug Problems featuring Alcohol Policy & Injury Prevention. The collection, available only online, contains scholarly articles on the links between alcohol, injury and violence. (Table of Contents and other details)
- Promoting Healthy Communities: A Framework for Alcohol Policy and Public Health in Ontario (2003): A position paper adopted by the Ontario Public Health Association.
- Alcohol Advertising: A Legal Primer (2001). Commissioned by the Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario.
- A Legal Review of Alcohol Delivery Services in Ontario (2001) [PDF] Prepared for the Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario and the Alcohol Policy Network.
- Alcohol-Related Air Rage: Assessment, Prevention and Management (2001) [PDF] Written by staff of the Alcohol Policy Network and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
- Under the Influence?: The Impact of Alcohol Advertising on Youth (2000) Commissioned by the Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario.
- Report on the Links between Alcohol and Cancer (2000) [PDF] Prepared by The Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition Alcohol Work Group.
- Communities Take Action (1996) A practical guide for municipalities, enforcement agencies, community groups and others concerned about the impact of alcohol on public health and safety, published in conjunction with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
5. ARAPO website and resources - www.apolnet.ca/arapo
To order paper copies of the following resources, please fill out our online order form.
- Are You Being Played? Postcard [JPG], Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario, Free.
- Under the Influence: Educator's Kit for Students in Grades 7 - 10. [PDF], Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario.
6. LRDG website - www.lrdg.net
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.