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Learn what we’ve been up to! By receiving our e-bulletins and quarterly newsletters, you will automatically become a Friend of FAR. Your support adds weight to our voice when we speak with medical associations, law enforcement and politicians. 

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  • International Overdose Awareness Days in August across Canada
  • Recovery Days in September across Canada 
  • Annual General Meeting in September in Toronto 

Parent-to-Parent Volunteer

Are you a parent who is willing to be a support to other parents struggling with their child’s addiction?  Other parents need non-judgemental support from someone who has gone through the same experience.  And they need someone to listen. 

  • Time commitment is about 1 hour/week over the phone 
  • All volunteers will be interviewed. Prior to the interview, please read “Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change” by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, and Nicole Kosanke. 
  • All volunteers will receive initial training (weekend) and ongoing training (½ day quarterly) 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us. 

Other Volunteering Opportunities

Families for Addiction Recovery needs volunteers who have expertise in the following areas:

  • Government Relations  
  • Marketing Communications – event management, content for website/social media and quarterly newsletters 
  • Graphic design – make infographics and flyers 
  • Speakers with lived experience – educate community groups, church groups, parent/teacher associations, medical professionals and law enforcement 
  • Fundraisers – approach and follow up with foundations, corporations and major donors. 

We also need people from each province and territory who are interested in furthering our mission in your area. 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.

We Can Help

Families for Addiction Recovery supports parents/caregivers of children struggling with addiction (regardless of age)