Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society was founded over 11 years ago as a result of a need in the community. Parents were out of solutions, hopeless, and alone in dealing with the issue of substance abuse in the home. The co-founders identified that the most significant way to help young people with substance abuse issues was through supporting and educating the parents & families. Today PEP, a registered charity, continues to provide the community with innovative services for free. PEP was instrumental in getting the PChAD (Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act) legislation in place as a resource for parents in Alberta, July 2006.
Parents Empowering Parents will create an area at the 2016 Fall Edmonton Woman’s Show where attendees will be able to learn about the impact that drug addiction has on the community as a whole, and what they can do to help.