• Basic training intended for the new counsellors of Quit Smoking Centres
Oct 03, 2018


Although the proportion of smokers in the First Nations communities decreased by one-third between 2008 and 2015, according to data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (booklet on smoking), more than one-third of the population over 12 years old still smokes. Therefore, there is still a lot of work to be done to raise awareness regarding the devastating effects of smoking and to support those who smoke in their quest for change leading to smoking cessation.


Training is offered to those who work to support smoking cessation to continue developing their skills so that they can better support smokers in their smoking cessation processes. This training, designed by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, has been translated and will be available online to allow all interveners to access it.


Continuing education credits



This training meets the criteria of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec and the Centre de formation continue of the Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé of the Université de Sherbrooke, which grants up to seven credits (0.7 CEC).


Social workers

The training also meets the requirements of the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des membres de l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec. Seven continuing education hours (CEH) can be granted.


Other professionals

This training could provide hours of continuing professional development. Please refer to the specific criteria and conditions of your professional order, if applicable.



The training is now available online and registration procedures were sent to community health directors.