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PAD Blog: Policy Talk – An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse recently released a free online learning module to help better understand thePortfolio of Canadian Standards for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention — a resource that guides teams on how they can improve their prevention work … Continue reading

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Infographic: Prom Drinking – Have you talked to your teen?

Prom is fast approaching, but did you know there are risks associated with prom? The risks are not so much at school sanctioned events, but rather at the after party where there is the presence of alcohol, little or no … Continue reading

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New infographic: What’s fact and fiction about marijuana use

PAD has partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) to produce an infographic on marijuana use among youth. The infographic highlights common misconceptions about marjiuana use, and contrasts those misconceptions with evidence about marijuana use. To download the … Continue reading

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Webinar March 22: Emerging Trends in Tobacco Use Among Youth

Vapes, Chews & Hookah: Emerging Trends in Tobacco Use among Youth Tuesday, 22 March 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT) While student use of tobacco cigarettes has consistently and significantly decreased in the past 15 years, there are … Continue reading

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Webinar Recap: Effective peer programming on substance use for the transition years

On March 7th 2016, Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) and HC Link hosted a webinar titled “Effective peer programming on substance use for the transitional years”. Peer education is defined as “the teaching or sharing of health information, values and … Continue reading

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Webinar March 7: Effective peer programming on substance use for the transition years

  Providing transition-aged students with meaningful education on substance misuse continues to be a challenge. Currently, fewer students are smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using marijuana at an early age. Nonetheless, the transition from elementary to high school is still … Continue reading

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Recap: SFPY Training in Hamilton (February 2016)

As part of a project funded through the Canada Ontario Agreement on French Language services, PAD and Health Nexus (both members of HC Link) did a training for the Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth (SFPY) program in French in … Continue reading

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PAD Blog Post: Harnessing Sports as a way to Decrease Substance Abuse in Youth

Harnessing Sports as a way to Decrease Substance Abuse in Youth By Chidinma Nwakalor Co-op student, Parent Action on Drugs Youth involvement in sports is often seen as an avenue for positive youth development. Interestingly, the age at which participation … Continue reading

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Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth program – Now taking Toronto referrals

The Strengthening Families for Parent’s and Youth program is starting in Toronto (Queen & Dufferin) on Tuesday February 9, 2015. Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth is a 9 week skill-building program for families with teens 12 to 16 years … Continue reading

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PAD at the 2015 HC Link Conference – Highlights

On November 12 and 13, HC Link’s 2015 conference – Linking for Healthy Communities: Action for Change – brought together over 150 people from a variety of settings to learn and share experiences and ideas for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities. … Continue reading

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