Saint John

Our Impact


  • Presentations to 500 youth and their teachers participating in our Grade 9 “Healthy Choices For Youth” program in the Anglophone South School District (Winter/Spring 2015).
  • Presentations to 2,492 youth within the community, both in the summer and during the school year (January 2012 – December 2014).
  • Presentations to 2,068 adults (January 2012 – December 2014).
  • 5,998 visits to our educational website in 2013.
  • 2,336visits to our educational website from January 2014 – August 2014

In the past

  • 27 presentations (2012) to approximately 2,375 youth within the community, both in the summer and during the school year.
  • Worked with approximately 2,162 adults (2012) within the community.
  • 3,387 pieces of literature distributed in 2011 and 93,000 pieces distributed between 1995 and 2007.
  • Services to parents, educators and youth: 50 calls and walks-ins in 2012 and 625 walk-ins & 650 phone calls (1997 – 2007) .


  • Introduced New Brunswick to a prevention program for elementary children teaching healthy choices about alcohol, drugs and gambling: “Sense and Nonsense”.
  • Involved in the Respect Program (Winter 2009) with the Saint John Police Force. We spoke to all of the grade 9 students in the Saint John area about the impact of substance and gambling abuse.
  • Peer pressure reversal programs (2009) for over 6,000 youth using the “Too Cool For Drugs”Program for youth grades 2-4 and “How to Say No and Keep Your Friends” program for youth grades 5-8 (interactive program teaching social competencies).
  • In-service training for 300 employees Irving Paper (re: adult & youth drug use and services available in our community).
  • Speakers provided for Parent Groups, Community Centers staff and children, schools, church groups, women in the Saint John Regional Correctional Center, Ridgewood, the Saint John Boys & Girls Club and the YM-YWCA.