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Giving Tuesday – December 3, 2019

The Opening Day of The Giving Season

Addiction hurts families.  Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) understands.  Our Parent to Parent (P2P) Peer Support Program is running at capacity and we need to train more parent volunteers. Help us reach more families by making a donation.

FAR is a Canadian registered charity and donations are tax deductible. You can also direct part of your United Way donation to FAR.

FAR is run by volunteers. Make a difference to the thousands of families and their children who are struggling with the pain of substance use disorder.
One of our supporters will match all donations received until Giving Tuesday to a maximum of $25,000.

30% of Canadians say they are personally impacted by addiction.  Imagine a time when all Canadians with addiction are treated the same as patients with a physical illness.

You can help a family struggling with addiction.  As one of the few registered charities in Canada focusing on families affected by addiction, we advocate for:

  • the elimination of barriers to publicly-funded, timely, compassionate, evidence-based treatment
  • health care funding for addiction and mental health equal to the burden of the disease
  • better education for emergency department and family physicians about addiction and treatment
  • more addiction medicine specialists
  • a public health approach to drugs and addiction so those struggling with addiction get treatment and support instead of a criminal record
  • the strict regulation of addictive substances in accordance with their relative harms in order to protect our families.

See the difference you can make for families with teenagers and young adults struggling with addiction:

  • $200 provides one-on-one support to one parent for two months
  • $1,000 produces an educational video to educate families
  • $2,000 allows us to sponsor recovery events in the community
  • $5,000 sponsors Addiction Medicine Week at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • $10,000 puts a pocket guide on how to treat alcohol use disorder in to the hands of the 34,000 family physicians in Canada.

We are a volunteer-run charity.  We have no paid employees.

Thank you.

Donate Online via CanadaHelps.org

You can make a one-time donation or arrange for monthly donations online. You can also donate securities and mutual funds, which can be the most tax efficient way to give. You may also designate that your donation is honour of, or in memory of, a loved one.