Category Archives: News

Important Changes at PAD – Parent Action on Drugs

Parent Action on Drugs is pleased to share some exciting news about changes within our organization. As of May, 2016, Joanne Brown has assumed the role of Executive Director.  Joanne has been at PAD for over 25 years, in the roles … Continue reading

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Building Community Capacity for SFPY in English and French!

 PAD is very excited to be working on three projects to introduce, train and support multiple implementations of SFPY across the province – in both English and French.   Drug Strategy Communities Initiation Fund (Health Canada) We are well into … Continue reading

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Support PAD this April at the LCBO!

April is the month to PAD at any of the LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Now until April 26 look for our donation boxes on the counters of all 630 LCBO stores and make your donation! Donations will help PAD develop … Continue reading

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PAD welcomes two new peer education associates

PAD is please to welcome Kerri Kightley and Suzanne Witt-Foley to our peer education team! Kerri will be working in the Peterborough and eastern Ontario area, and Suzanne will be working in the Muskoka district. Kerri Kightley is a consultant … Continue reading

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The Latest Stats & Facts: Spring Round Up (February + March + April 2014)

Each month PAD compiles the latest news, evidence and resources about parenting, teen development, and alcohol and other drugs into a single blog post.  Have something to add? Please let us know! A new study from Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical … Continue reading

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Recap and Resources: Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth Series

Parent Action on Drugs and CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre collaborated with HC Link on an online learning series, Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth. In webinar one, we introduced and defined family-based/ family skills programming, looking … Continue reading

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The Latest Stats & Facts: Monthly Round Up (January 2014)

Each month PAD compiles the latest news, evidence and resources about parenting, teen development, and alcohol and other drugs into a single blog post.  Have something to add? Please let us know! Ottawa Public Health launched “have THAT talk” – a mental health video campaign to … Continue reading

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Online Series: Family-based Approaches for Building Resiliency in Children and Youth

To support the work of those in the health promotion and prevention fields, HC Link is partnering with Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre to deliver the two-part … Continue reading

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Introducing a Campus Guide for Hook Up to Breast Cancer Prevention

 Hook Up to Breast Cancer Prevention aims to help young women reduce their risk of breast cancer by encouraging them to develop healthy lifestyle behaviours like reduced alcohol and tobacco consumption, increased physical activity and health eating. Hook Up to Breast Cancer … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday – a new national giving day

GivingTuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering. Set to take place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year GivingTuesday will be celebrated on December 3, 2013.       Celebrate the giving season by shopping our … Continue reading

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