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Gain the tools to confidently discuss substance use, mental health, and pain management with your team! Designed specifically to equip and inform construction supervisors regarding the complex issues surrounding substance use and toxic drug poisoning in the construction industry. Walk away with the confidence to recognize, support, and refer crew members in need.

Supervisor Training

Recommended for those in front-line supervisory or engagement positions such as forepeople, superintendents, project managers, and first aid attendants. However, the learning outcomes of the training are applicable to everyone, and we can work with you to train everyone who is interested.

Supervisor Training is approved for 2 Gold Seal Credits and 13 BC Housing CPD Points.


The Toolbox Talk

The Toolbox Talk is an introductory conversation about substance use, mental health, the current toxic drug supply, and what harm reduction/recovery services are available in each region of the Province.

30-45 minutes long. It can be delivered with a slideshow, or solely discussion-based, either in person at your site or via Zoom.

There is no cost to participate in the Toolbox Talk, and we’d be happy to travel to your site or office.


Thursday 7-8pm via zoom

Hammer Time

Hammer Time is a fully anonymous, social support group (there’s no religious component, it’s not a 12 step program, and you don’t have to be sober to participate) being delivered in a partnership between the Tailgate Toolkit and the Umbrella Society.

Hammer Time happens on Zoom every Thursday from 7-8 PM and is facilitated by 2 Umbrella Society staff who have lived experience of working in the construction industry and substance use.