Schools Closed to Students

The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students beginning April 19. Please do not send your child to school. Remote learning will continue during this closure.

Resources

General

Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines - Outlines best practices for setting drink limits and when not to drink alcohol. The brochure provides tips for safer drinking and defines a standard drink.

Centre For Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH provides comprehensive information and the latest research in the areas of mental health and addiction, but also care programs and services for those struggling with addiction.
1-800-463-6273, 416-535-8501

Drug Guide For Parents - This American resource provides information on a variety of drugs, including: street names; a description of the drug; how the drug is used; what teens have heard about the effects of the drug; and, the dangers; statistics and signs of abuse. This chart would be beneficial to parents wanting to know more about the most prevalent drugs.​

Parent Action on Drugs - PAD provides support and information services for parents concerned about youth substance abuse.
416-395-4970

York Region Community and Health Services - York Region Community and Health Services provides detailed information on substance use as well as street outreach services for adults and youth at no cost.
1-800-3615653, TTY 1-866-252-9933

 

Help

Addiction Services of York Region (ASYR) - ASYR provides ethno-cultural outreach treatment services for adults and youth with drug, alcohol and gambling issues. ASYR also provides community outreach programs, concurrent disorders and court diversion programs.
905-841-7007, 1-800-263-2288​ Free and Confidential

Caritas - ​Services for individuals with addiction, mental health, behavioural and family based issues. Services provided in English only.
416-748-9988, 1-800-201-8138 Cost for Service and Confidential

ConnexOntario Helplines - ​Provides information for individuals with drug, alcohol, mental illness or gambling issues. Helplines are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Interpretation services are available upon request.
Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Problem Gambling Helpline 1-866-531-2600 Free and Confidential

Sunnybrook Family Navigation Project - Sunnybrook helps families navigate and locate appropriate addiction and mental health services for youth between the ages of 13-26 with serious substance and/or mental health issues.
1-800-380-9367 Free and Pay for Service Programs and Confidential

York Regional Police Drug Information - York Regional Police's Pinterest Page provides detailed information on a variety of drugs and their effects including: cocaine, club drugs, opioids, salvia, MDMA, synthetic cannabis, heroin, psilocybin, methamphetamine, bath salts and marijuana.