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Fentanyl – A Deadly Drug on the Rise in Canada

A new bulletin published by the Canadian Community Epidemiology on Drug Use on August 11th 2015 reports that deaths from Fentanyl have been rising since 2009 across Canada. HC Link’s Lisa Brown blogged on what Fentanyl is, recent deaths, and possible solutions. Read … Continue reading

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Designing Health Interventions for Aboriginal Communities in the Wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

As many know, just over a month ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) published a scathing report about the impact of 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children that were forced to attend residential schools for over a century. The TRC … Continue reading

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CCSA Report: Effect of Cannabis Use During Adolescence

On June 17th. the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) published a report titled “The Effect of Cannabis Use During Adolescence”. The report sheds critical light on how using cannabis (also known as marijuana) affects the developing adolescent brain. Canadian youth … Continue reading

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PAD blogs for HC Link on How to Engage Underrepresented Youth

On May 28th, YouthREX hosted a webinar titled “10 Ways to Meaningfully Engage Underrepresented Youth”. It was a great learning event that included perspectives from service providers, social enterprises (such as Spoke N’ Heard), academia, and of course, youth! You … Continue reading

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NEW Printable Prom Infographic – Let’s have all teens have a safe, fun prom night this year.

Are you a parent or teacher who wants youth to have a safe and fun prom night this year? The risk is not so much at school sanctioned events. The after party is where problems occur. An informal party is … Continue reading

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Parent Action Pack Featured in LCBO’s Food & Drink Magazine

Thanks to the LCBO for including a full page ad in the early summer edition of the Food & Drink magazine about our Parent Action Pack! We are excited about drawing traffic to our Parent Action Pack website and appreciate … Continue reading

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Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth: Recap of All-Partner Forum in Toronto

On March 23rd, 2015, Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) was fortunate enough to have all our provincial partners for the Health Canada project come to Toronto for a face-to-face all-partner forum. The day was full of collaboration, networking, and information … Continue reading

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PAD Featured in Prevention Hub and Mentor International’s Resource Tool

PAD is proud to have been featured in a resource tool for those looking for prevention resources, be it parents, families, teachers, health practitioners, community leaders, or policy makers. Having over 100 international resources in one place is tremendously helpful … Continue reading

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Webinar Recordings: Pathways to Substance Use

Did you miss our webinar series on Pathways to Substance Use? Pathways to Youth Substance Use: Evidence and Implications is part one of the series Youth Substance Use: From Developmental Pathways to Policy Development. The series presenters have extensive expertise … Continue reading

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PAD’s SFPY Program Featured by the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)!

How do you convince a teenager to participate in a program with his or her parents? And how do you convince parents to participate in a skills-building program with their teenage children? These are some of the questions that Parent … Continue reading

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