About Us

PAD was begun in 1983 by a group of parents concerned about the use of alcohol and other drugs by their teenage children. Through the years, PAD has developed a substantial portfolio of services.  PAD develops and provides innovative and relevant resources and services, based on current research and “better/best practices” aimed at parents, professionals (teachers, health promoters, practitioners) and youth.  PAD is an Ontario-wide organization whose programs and resources are used in communities across Canada.

  • Mission: PAD provides innovative, evidence-based programs and resources for youth, families, professionals and community members concerning issues that impact substance use and youth.
  • Vision: Healthy and informed youth, families and communities.
  • Values: Collaboration and partnership; Responsiveness and openness; Accountability and sustainability.