January 1 to December 31, 2024

PreVenture Facilitator Training 2024 - Canadian Residents

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses brief, personality-targeted behavioural interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among youth. Sign up to become a Certified PreVenture Facilitator and bring this evidence-based prevention program to youth in your community.

Level 1 facilitator training certifies qualified participants to deliver the PreVenture Program at a low fidelity level. Training includes completion of a compulsory online course reviewing the science behind PreVenture prior to attending 2 days (6 hrs per day) of interactive online training led by a PreVenture Trainer using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Facilitators will learn how to guide youth through workshops designed to help them understand how their personality impacts their life and assist them with learning adaptive coping skills to help them achieve their goals.

In order to participate in this online training and receive PreVenture certification, Participants must attend the full training session and must have working cameras and microphones on their devices. No exceptions will be made. Participants are required and indeed, expected to participate in discussion and practicum throughout the training.

Participants must agree to PreVenture’s terms and conditions before attending training. These will be emailed to Participants upon completing registration. If you have a group of 6 or more participants it is possible for your employer/organization to agree to the terms and conditions on behalf of the participants.

Spots are limited so sign up soon!

What qualifications do you need to become a PreVenture facilitator?

  • Facilitators must be either mental health professionals, teachers, counsellors, social workers and/or masters-level prevention specialists.
  • Facilitators must be employed by an educational institution, a counselling institution and/or a government funded educational or health organization with a mandate to provide educational, mental health and/or behavioural interventions to youth.
  • Facilitators must be insured either personally or via their employer to deliver behavioural interventions to minors


  • Facilitators must be independent mental health practitioners with a membership to a professional order/association/college and be certified and insured to deliver behavioural interventions to minors.

Agenda for training

Compulsory Pre-course Activity

Two weeks prior to the training event, you will receive access to the online course "A Scientific Review of PreVenture". This course is a compulsory part of the PreVenture level 1 facilitator training and will take approximately 1 hour to complete. It must be completed prior to attending Day 1 of training, as it establishes the fundamental groundwork for the remainder of the training program.

Optional online introductory course

If you have no previous knowledge or experience with basic counselling skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, we highly recommend our optional online introductory course. These skills and modalities feature prominently in the PreVenture Program. The course takes approximately an hour and a half to complete and should be completed prior to attending level 1 facilitator training. It will serve to enhance your training experience. There is an additional 50$ fee for this course, If you order it, access to this course will be issued two weeks prior to the training event.

Day 1 Training (6 hrs)

There will be a series of breaks throughout the training to mitigate Zoom fatigue

  • Introductions
  • Q&A session on the science course
  • Introduction to PreVenture
  • Overview of the Program with a look at its structure and logistics
  • Overview of the PreVenture screening process and The PASS (PreVenture automated screening system)
  • Consent, Confidentiality and Risk Management
  • Confidentiality in PreVenture

Day 2 Training (6 hrs)

There will be a series of breaks throughout the training to mitigate Zoom fatigue

  • Clinical Review of PreVenture - counselling skills refresher, motivational interviewing and CBT model as they relate to PreVenture
  • Practicum - Trainer will model the workshops with Trainees
  • Practicum - Trainees will model key exercises with one another

Where ?

Online video conferencing platform Zoom

Once terms and conditions have been agreed to, a Zoom registration link will be sent to participants. Upon registering on Zoom , participants will be sent a calendar hold and Zoom meeting link for the training event.

Cost ?

725$ per person - PreVenture Level 1 Facilitator Training (includes a PreVenture Facilitator Guide [$125 value])

50$ per person - Optional online Introductory course to basic counselling skills, CBT and MI

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to info@preventureprogram.com. Refunds less a 15% administration fee apply 60 days in advance of the training event date. 50% refund applies for cancellations 30 days or more in advance of the event date. No refund for cancellations less than 30 days before the event date.

Please note, the PreVenture Program operates out of the research centre at the CHU Sainte-Justine hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the credit card charges for this training will appear as charges from CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital.

When ?

  • January 23 & 24, 2024 - 08h00 to 14h00 EST each day. Deadline to register January 1, 2024.
  • February 27 & 28, 2024 - 11h00 to 17h00 EST each day. Deadline to register January 30, 2024.
  • March 19 & 20. 2024 - 11h00 to 17h00 EDT each day. Deadline to register February 23rd, 2024.
  • April 16 & 17, 2024 - 09h00 to 15h00 EDT each day. Deadline to register March 26, 2024.
  • May 14 & 15, 2024 - 11h00 to 17h00 EDT each day. Deadline to register April 23, 2024.
  • June 11 & 12, 2024 - 09h00 to 15h00 EDT each day. Deadline to register May 14, 2024
  • July 23 & 24, 2024 - 11h00 to 17h00 EDT each day. Deadline to register June 24, 2024.

More training dates coming soon

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*In addition to Level 1 Facilitator Certification, we strongly recommend facilitators complete Level 2 Facilitator Certification (high fidelity i.e., supervised practice). This protocol was used in previous randomized controlled trials in which PreVenture training and implementation resulted in significant reductions in substance use and misuse (e.g., Conrod et al., 2013). Please contact info@preventureprogram.com for further information.


Online event

Registration period

November 3, 2023 - 9:00 until December 30, 2024 - 23:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact info@preventureprogram.com .

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