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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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SFPY in French – Toronto cycle underway at La Passerelle

As part of a grant through the Canada Ontario Agreement on French Language Services (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care), PAD has been working with community partner La Passerelle to deliver SFPY in French to Francophone newcomers in Toronto. … Continue reading

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Posting for Board Member at Parent Action on Drugs

Board Member, Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) Parent Action on Drugs is a registered charity with over thirty years’ experience in addressing concerns about alcohol and other drug use among youth in Ontario.  We provide innovative, evidence-based programs and resources … Continue reading

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PAD Annual Report 2014-15

PAD’s 2014-2015 Annual Report is now published. Click here to view the full annual report.  2014 – 15 has been a busy and effective year for Parent Action on Drugs. In 2013 the PAD Board and staff developed a strategic … Continue reading

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Invitation to the 2015 PAD Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Parent Action on Drugs  Monday, September 28th, 2015 6:30PM for light supper / 7:00PM Program North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #3 5100 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7 … Continue reading

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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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