Tools for Promoting Dialogue

Dialogue is an important part of talking in communities about complex health issues.  They provide opportunities for upstream solutions using health promotion and prevention tools.  We hope you will consider using these resources to hold successful and respectful dialogues in your post-secondary communities.

 The following resources were originally developed for and used in communities across Canada to promote dialogue about cannabis. Created by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, the Thunderbird Foundation, and provincial health ministries of Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the Let’s Talk Cannabis project brought citizens together in dialogue about cannabis and cannabis policy. These resources were also made available in a generic format for use in promoting dialogue about other issues of interest.

 We hope you find them to be helpful tools for your campus community! For more resources on promoting dialogue from the Let’s Talk Cannabis Project, click here.

Hosting Dialogue

The Art of Listening

Principles of Dialogue

The Challenge of Empathy

Four Dimensions of Dialogue

Asking Good Questions

10 Common Tools for Dialogue

Conversation Cafe

A Guide to Nurturing Community Dialogue


Understanding Dialogue

Walking Tours