Our heartfelt thanks to all our generous donors.
The DFK Difference: 1,400 fewer youth suffering from the harms of substance use and addiction each year. The Drug Free Kids’ Social Return on Investment (SROI) study in 2020 determined that the harms of youth addiction cost society $490,000 over the lifetime of an individual. DFKC’s prevention and harm reduction efforts save society over $680 million annually, and each dollar donated to DFK yields $530 of cost savings to society.
Source: DFK’s Social Return on Investment, Anna-Maria Bukowiec, DeGroote School of Business
DFK works with a variety of partners, in a number of ways to advance our mission to raise awareness about issues that surround substance use and provide important education and information about youth and drugs to Canadian parents.
These partnerships, which are evaluated in a rigorous assessment process, are chosen for their alignment with DFK’s objectives, and for the beneficial health outcomes that a collaboration can achieve. A set of strict Donor Engagement Principles guide these collaborations and ensure the highest level of integrity and accountability in our efforts to support youth and families.
DFK has an ethical responsibility to provide evidence-based information for Parents, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Our funding partners play no role in the development of our messaging, initiatives, or in any of the information we create. Grounded in science, all of our materials are informed and vetted by institutional and academic partners such as CCSA, CAMH and Health Canada, as well as our own Advisory Council of subject matter experts.
Thank you so much to our Individual Donors, so many of them parents. We’re also very grateful to all the people who give their time and resources and expertise in support of Drug Free Kids Canada, including our Board, our Advisory Council, and our Partners.