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Help shape Canada’s approach to substance use issues!

Health Canada has launched a public consultation on potential next steps in the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS). The purpose of this consultation is to engage Canadians on new and innovative ideas on how to further strengthen the federal … Continue reading

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PAD’s 2018 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting of Parent Action on Drugs Monday, September 17, 2018 6:30 p.m. North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto M2N 5V7 Featuring a presentation by Massively on the development of a chatbot … Continue reading

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Thanks to those that donated to PAD for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

PAD received a total of 525 entries into the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this year.  Thank you to our donors for the chances to win.  It’s too late for this year for the contest, but not too late to donate … Continue reading

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Newly revised Parent Action Pack Brochure 2018 now available online

The newly revised Parent Action Pack Brochure is now available electronically in English.  It includes: a new section on fentanyl, updated statistics, and an expanded section on cannabis.                         … Continue reading

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Teaming up with University of Waterloo to educate students about the alcohol and breast cancer connection

Thanks to a grant from Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Xchange $15K Challenge, PAD and Campus Health Promotion at the University of Waterloo (UW) conducted a focus group study involving UW, Laurier, and Conestoga College students to develop awareness messages about … Continue reading

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HC Link Conference: Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone

PAD was a member of HC Link and was lead for this conference. On November 20 and 21, HC Link’s 2017 conference, Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone brought together 110 people at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto to learn and share … Continue reading

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PAD’s Annual Report 2016 2017

Parent Action on Drugs annual report for 2016 2017 is now available. Annual Report 2016 2017

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New Opioid Education Resources for Parents/Caregivers, Educators and Students

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the School Mental Health ASSIST program partnered to produce three new downloadable print resources about opioids: the facts, the dangers, problem signs, and getting help. Prescription opioids and fentanyl are covered, … Continue reading

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Notice of AGM

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting of Parent Action on Drugs Monday, September 11, 2017 6:30 p.m. North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto M2N 5V7 Featuring a presentation by Suzanne Witt-Foley on Youth and Mental … Continue reading

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It’s “cannabis” not “marijuana” and other interesting learnings from the Hon. Anne McLellan

By Jane McCarthy, Parent Action on Drugs Complex. Challenging. Broad societal impact.  Words that come to mind when thinking about the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada. I recently had the opportunity to hear the Honourable Anne McLellan, chair … Continue reading

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