To reflect the Board of Trustees’ (the Board) mandated responsibility and expectation for providing a welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environment throughout the Division.
To establish expectations regarding alcohol, tobacco and cannabis on and in Division property (this includes Division vehicles) and at Division functions.
Alcohol is the intoxicating agent in beverage alcohol, ethyl alcohol or ethanol.
Cannabis is a broad term used to describe the various products derived from the leaves, flowers and resins of Cannabis plants, synthetic cannabinoids, and/or medical cannabis. Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: smoking, vaporizing, eating or using water pipes.
Tobacco and tobacco products are composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves. Tobacco can be consumed in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco.
Tobacco-like products are any products that mimic and are consumed in a manner similar to a tobacco product. Tobacco-like products can be consumed in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: smoking, using electronic cigarettes, vaporizing, or using water pipes or hookahs. For the purpose of this policy, tobacco-like products do not include regulated nicotine replacement therapy products.
The Board believes that the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, tobacco-like products and cannabis on or in Division property or at Division functions is inappropriate.
Traditional tobacco is an important part of First Nations and Métis cultures. The Board recognizes that the ceremonial use of tobacco as part of cultural practice is appropriate in the Division.
The Superintendent will be responsible for implementing this policy through appropriate administrative regulations and communication with Division stakeholders, including staff, students and parents/guardians.
(see Section 33(1)(d))