Planet Youth Timiskaming Within the Planet Youth approach, risk and protective factors are defined within four major domains of intervention: parents and family, leisure time and local community, peer group and school.

Planet Youth is based on the Icelandic Prevention Model, a world-renowned approach to reduce alcohol and drug use among young people and improve their wellbeing. 

Planet Youth empowers communities to work together to address the root causes of early substance use. The approach aims to create healthy communities for children and youth, with a focus on strengthening protective factors such as positive relationships with family and friends, involvement in extracurricular activities, and school engagement.  

Using the Planet Youth approach, communities in Timiskaming will gain valuable insights into the health and wellbeing of young people, implement effective solutions, and track changes over time.

Project updates:

January 2024Janvier 2024

Other resources:

Fact sheet: Planet Youth Fast FactsPlanète Jeunesse Faits en Bref 

Local video:

 Planet Youth Survey

 Le Sondage de Planète Jeunesse


Questions or want to get involved? Contact us!Building healthy communities for children and youth.

Erika Aelterman
Public Health Promoter
Timiskaming Health Unit
705-647-4305, Ext. 2253

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