Youth Development Resources

Youth and Substances

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.  2007.  Substance Abuse in Canada: Youth in Focus.

The Cool Spot – Health Risks of Underage Drinking and Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Morningside Recovery- A Parent's Guide to Talking to Teens About Drugs and Alcohol 


Community Development

The Community Tool Box

Ontario Healthy Community Coalition.  From the Ground Up: An Organizing Handbook for Health Communities.

Service Canada.  The Community Development Handbook: A Tool to Build Community Capacity.


Assets in Action

Brockville, Ontario- Brockville Police Service 

Children First 

City of Richmond, B.C.- youth strategy 

Halifax, Nova Scotia- Gang Prevention 

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario- The Canadian Centre for Positive Youth Development 

Pittsford – parent resource guide 

Positive Tickets 

Resiliency Canada

Safe & Drug Free Communities

Search Institute- Building Assets – Reducing Risks