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Teen Challenge Canada - Canada Drug Abuse Facts

Teen Challenge Canada - Canada Alcohol Abuse Facts

The misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol continues to change and new drugs are cropping up at an alarming rate.

Drugs that were available and widely used in the 60's and 70's have been joined by synthetic (man-made) drugs and a growing list of prescription medications. Even substances available 10 and 20 years ago have changed with enhanced refining and growing techniques.


  • The Mustard Seed - Mustard Seed helps meet the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing and acceptance for men and women experiencing poverty, and works with them to find sustainable housing and employment.
  • The Addiction Helpline - The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services.
  • The Gunn Centre - Gunn Centre offers temporary accommodation and support services for men who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, and currently unable to provide for their basic needs without assistance.
  • Hope Mission - Hope Mission cares for impoverished and homeless people in the city of Edmonton.
  • Alberta Learning Information Service - ALIS is the provincial gateway to help Albertans plan and achieve educational and career success.


  • Harvest House Atlantic - Harvest House outreach centers are a place for individuals to find support and security as well as a place that will try and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual.
  • Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work - The CCRW is the lead non-profit Canadian cross disability organization supporting persons with disabilities, employers and community agencies in advancing employment.
  • The House of Nazareth - The House of Nazareth is a temporary emergency shelter, free of charge; for men, women and families in need.
  • New Brunswick Addiction Helpline - Gambling Help Line is answered by health professionals and provides callers with information on gambling addiction through either providing written literature and/or referrals to counseling services. Also provides meeting times and locations, and how to access financial help.


  • Humane Society - The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment.
  • YMCA - The YMCA in Canada is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.
  • Safe Haven - A temporary housing program that offers individuals without shelter a place they can call home.
  • John Howard Society - Committed to building a safe and productive community, working with adults and youth who are facing barriers to independent and healthy living.
  • Big Brothers and Sisters - BBS is committed to Canada's young people that will one day be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs.


  • Boys and Girls Club of London - Provides a place to learn with programs for all age groups.
  • London Salvation Army - The Salvation Army Centre of Hope is committed to excellence, empowering  those within our sphere of influence to achieve their own NEW BEGINNING.
  •  Men’s Mission - The Men’s Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and crisis intervention.
  •  United Way London - United Way exists to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.
  •  Imagine Canada - Imagine Canada’s mission is to support and strengthen charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve.


  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Toronto - BBS is committed to Canada's young people that will one day be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs.
  • Job Start - Provides adults, foreign trained professionals, new to Canadians, persons with disabilities, students and youth with access to programs and services to help them find work.
  • Sistering: A women’s Place - Sistering is a women’s agency serving homeless, marginalized and low-income women in Toronto.
  • North York Women’s Shelter - The NYWS is a place of safety, support and hope for women who are survivors of violence and abuse.
  • Rexdale Women’s Centre - The Rexdale Women’s Centre provides quality service for women and their families within the GTA.
  • New Life Girls’ Home - Offers a residential Christian program for older teens and young women aged 18-30 years old, who have life controlling problems such as drug/alcohol addiction, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, self-abuse including cutting, and other compulsive behaviours.
  • Mercy Ministries - Mercy Ministries of Canada is a free-of-charge, non-profit residential home for young women who face life-controlling issues. These young women, ages 19-28, come from diverse socio-economic circumstances. They are seeking freedom from issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, depression, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancy, physical and sexual abuse and self-harm.
  • York Support Services Network - York Support Service is a community-based agency that offers a range of case management and community crisis services throughout York Region to support individuals with a developmental disability and/or a serious mental illness.


  • Imagine Canada - Imagine Canada’s mission is to support and strengthen charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve.
  • Soul Harbour Rescue Mission - Rescue people from poverty and addiction by offering emergency help, such as food, clothing, shelter, life changing recovery programs and the Gospel message.
  • Food Bank - The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre visions a food-secure community where all people have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food.
  • Adult Learning center - Provides services to men and women above 18 that might allow them to obtain education needed to further skills for the work force.
  •  Friendship Inn - As an organization, Friendship Inn is responsive, compassionate, and fosters a sense of belonging.


  • Global Teen Challenge - Global Teen Challenge is a service agency that exists to serve the more than 1000 Teen Challenge programs in more than 80 countries of the world.
  • British Columbia Teen Challenge - BC Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential program for young men and women, ages 19 and older, who are trapped in life-controlling addictions.
  • Teen Challenge of Central Canada - Teen Challenge of Central Canada is a 12-month Christian discipleship program for men struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.