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To prevent the occurrence of, and reduce harm related to, substance use and mental health disorders by optimizing the health and well-being of children, adolescents and families.

Parents and Guardians

Raising children can be challenging!  CHPS acknowledges the important role parents and caregivers have in preventing substance misuse and fostering positive mental health. Talking to your children about drugs, alcohol and mental health can be scary. You are the best person for role modelling positive choices, safety, open communication, and responsibility. Check out AHS Parent Information Series, designed to answer frequently asked questions and give parents like you the factual information that may help you prevent your children from using drugs, help them make healthy lifestyle choices and support them in making positive changes in their lives.


CHPS values the work of professionals dedicated to addressing substance use and/or mental health concerns. Our team works within a health promotion framework (Ottawa Charter, 1986). We can work together in the following ways:

  • CHPS collaborates where appropriate by joining and taking part in committees, attending stakeholder meetings, forming and supporting coalitions and working in ways that invite and connect a wide range of partners with common goals.
  • We offer free, professional development opportunities to organizations interested in learning more on topics related to substance use and mental health. To learn more, check out our Workshops.
  • We offer consultation services to organizations looking for more information on youth substance use and/or mental health concerns.

Community Champions

Community champions are people in the community who take on an issue or project and are passionate in raising awareness and support for it. We recognize the importance of community champions and work to support projects that improve mental health and/or address substance use concerns in the community.

Do you have an idea to improve mental health in your community and/or address substance use concerns? We offer consultation services to help you move your idea forward. We can support by offering research & evidence, partnership, funding suggestions and resources that help. Contact us for consultation services.