Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange





          Parent Zone

            A made-in-Manitoba website designed to provide parents with trusted resources and information to help them     with  the world’s toughest and most rewarding job – parenting. The website is hosted by the department of Family Services and Labour within the Government of Manitoba.

  • Back off Tobacco

    Tobacco education for Manitoba students.


    A youth-run program with information written from a youth perspective to help parents understand how to better deal with the issues young people face. We may not be experts, but we want to give you advice because we believe adults play a vital role in our lives and in helping us make healthy decisions.

    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    Visitors to this website can find age appropriate information for youth related to prevention, education as well as support for parents with youth who are abusing substances.The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

    Marijuana: Facts Parents need to Know

    A brochure, in question-and-answer format, that provides facts about marijuana for parents and offers tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. This information is provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

    The Partnership at is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.

    Parent Action on Drugs

    PAD provides innovative, evidence based programs and resources for youth, families, professionals and community members concerning issues that impact substance use and youth. This website provides articles, resources and support to parents in the areas of prevention and education.

    Kids and drugs: A parent’s guide to prevention

    This brochure, provided by the RCMP, provides parents with infomation about how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, how to help them make good decisions, and the power of a positive role model – you.

  • Triple P Parent Program

The Positive Parenting Program is a helpful, practical approach to raising children that focuses on the positive. Triple P uses strong, nurturing relationships, good communication and positive attention to help children develop. It helps create a family setting that is loving, supportive and predictable. The program uses easy-to-follow suggestions for small changes that make big differences to parents, children and families. It is proven to be very successful in developing good attitudes and behaviour.

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFM is a Crown agency offering support to all of Manitoba. A program offered to parents of young people with substance use issues is the Parent Intervention and Support Program.

Healthy Child Manitoba

Visitors to this website will find many programs and services, often at low or no cost, which offer programs for parenting support, information about infant development and healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle options and the opportunity to connect with other parents.