Dartmouth High School

CUSP Research Project: Parents/Guardian Consent (Grade 10 students)

Dear Parents/Guardians

A team of researchers across Canada are conducting a research project called the Canadian Underage Substance use Prevention (CUSP) Trial. This study will compare the experiences of 4050 or more high school students per year, over three years across Canada. The study is funded by the Canadian Government.
We are inviting youth at your child’s school to take part in this study. Each student in grade-10 will receive an Information Sheet and Assent Form that will outline the details of the study and what is involved should they wish to take part - see the below links for online versions of this documentation. Students’ participation in the project is their choice and is entirely voluntary.

Link to parent/guardian online information sheet and e-consent form:


The study is led by Dr. Patricia Conrod, a clinical psychologist and professor at Sainte-Justine Hospital and the University of Montreal. Other members of the research team are from the University of British Columbia and BC Interior Health in British Columbia; Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia; and the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario.
If you have any questions about the study, please do not hesitate to contact the Nova Scotia site lead, Dr. Sherry Stewart:
Dr. Sherry Stewart Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Community Health and Epidemiology Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Addictions and Mental Health Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Dalhousie University Halifax, NS Canada B3H 4J1

Consent Form URL: https://redcap.its.dal.ca/surveys/?s=9F4FXC3PDEJCALYN

Phone: 902.494.3793
Email: sstewart@dal.ca

Yours Sincerely,

The CUSP Trial Study Team  &  Eartha Monard, Principal