Drug Free


Wainwright & Area

Information. Mentorship. Prevention. Action. Community. Team.

Building a movement

Support for parents and families

What is it?

Drug Free Kids Canada is building a movement that encourages and supports parents and families to prevent and reduce the harms of problematic drug use by youth.

The vision

Drug Free Kids Canada’s vision is to ensure that all young people will be able to live their lives free of problematic substance use and addiction.

Stay informed

In today’s world, staying informed and engaged in our children’s lives is more critical than ever. The rise in mental health issues and substance use among young people underscores the need for proactive measures.

All the answers

No parent is expected to know everything about drugs and how their use can affect the lives of our children. That’s okay. Even if you feel you don’t have all the answers, just start the conversations from where you are.  


Concerned about your child’s use of substances? You’re not alone. Many other families have been through this – they have faced or are facing similar challenges. It’s important to get the help you need – when you need it.

Support Hub

Care representatives can address your concerns, guide you to helpful resources, and refer you to Mental Health Professionals who can provide counselling support for you and your child – together or individually.

Here for support

Do you have concerns about your child’s use of substances? You’re not alone.

Immediate access

The Parent Support Hub gives you immediate, free access to care representatives who are available 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns about your child’s drug use, guiding you to relevant resources and immediate or schedule short term counselling tailored to your needs.

Support efforts

Whether you want to help a young person address their substance use, support their efforts to overcome problematic substance use, or simply need support through a challenging time, this free service can help guide you through the relevant information and resources available, and refer you to a mental health professional for family or individual counselling at no charge.

Provided help

Care representatives will listen to your concerns, challenges, and problems and propose a course of action along with a list of helpful resources specific to your situation. They will also help you access a counsellor to provide immediate counselling support or schedule short term counselling sessions, together with your child or individually.

Educate, engage & empower

Drug Free Kids Canada is here to educate, empower and engage with information,
resources, and tools that can support you and your child.


It’s always important to communicate with your family – As parents, grandparents, guardians or trusted adults, having open conversations early on in a child’s life can help to build their trust, confidence, and resilience as they grow. Discussing together helps create a climate in which your child feels free and comfortable to talk with you about what’s happening in their lives and can make it easier to talk together about the bigger issues, like substance use.


Discover comprehensive resources to enhance your knowledge about drugs, intervention and treatment, enabling you to engage in informed and impactful conversations about safety with your children. Drug Free Kids Canada offers detailed resources, aimed at assisting parents and families in comprehending the reasons behind a child’s potential turn to drugs or alcohol. These resources provide guidance on how to effectively communicate with your child, recognize warning signs, and more.

Protect your kids

Introducing substance use into your family’s safety conversations as your children grow can protect your kids from the negative impacts of drug use, strengthen the connections between you, make it easier for them to talk about their own concerns with you, and help set them up for success as they navigate through the teen years and into adulthood. Your conversations might not be perfect — that’s okay. The fact that you are talking with your kids about these issues is important.

Help build our community.

Learn More

Do you have concerns about your child’s use of substances?

You’re not alone. This free online support service is available 24/7 for anyone worried about the use of substances by a young person in their life.

We're in this together.