Prevention Services

ACES Coalition

Host Organization: Multiple 

Service: Researchers call stressful or traumatic abuse, neglect or household dysfunction adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs can increase the risk of negative health behaviours and outcomes later in life.

Provides information, training, resources to help prevent and reduce the effects of adverse childhood experiences in Guelph and Wellington County.


V.I.P (Values, Influences, Peers)

Host Organization: Guelph Police Services

Service: Provides education and awareness programming that benefits grade 6-8 students by discussing personal values and the importance of: making good decisions, taking responsibility for actions, understanding that any one can be influenced by peer pressure, self-respect and self-confidence, respect for others, and becoming a responsible citizen in our community.

Contact: Guelph Police Services at 519-824-1212


D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) 

Host Organization: Wellington County OPP

Service: Provides education and prevention programming to equip students with the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

Contact: Wellington County OPP Police Services 519-837-2600


Strengthening Families for the Future (SFF)

Host Organization: Canadian Mental Health Association – Waterloo Wellington

Services: Provides a 14-week prevention and family-strengthening program for children of ages 7-11 and their parents

Contact: 519-821-8089 ext 2110


Strengthening Families For Parents and Youth  (SFPY)

Host Organization: Canadian Mental Health Association – Waterloo Wellington

Service: Provides a 9-week skill building prevention program for youth (ages 12-16) and parents.

Contact: 519-821-8089 ext 2110


Talking about Weed

Host organization: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Service: “Talking about weed” website and videos are designed to help prevent and reduce problematic cannabis use by increasing awareness about the health effects of cannabis use and providing education about lower-risk cannabis use so that people can make informed decisions.

Contact: 1-800-265-7293


Relapse Prevention Group

Relapse Prevention is an 8 week closed structured program for individuals who identify abstinence from substances as their goal.  This program will address many of the core issues of relapse prevention including understanding the relapse process, stress management and coping with cravings/triggers.

Contact: 1-844-437-3247 (HERE 247)