Are you and your family concerned about a
loved one's substance use and or addiction...

We can help!


Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society was founded over 15 years ago as a result of a need.  Parents were out of solutions, hopeless, and alone in dealing with the issue of substance abuse/addiction in the home. Our co-founders identified the most significant way to help our youth/adult children with substance abuse/addiction issues was through supporting and educating the parents & families.

SPECIAL Announcement


UPDATE May 13th, 2020   WE ARE “ZOOMERS” ..ALL upcoming  Family Recovery support meetings until further notice  Including U-turn 6:30 pm for youth at risk ages 16-24  (starting May 19th every other Tuesday – see bottom of update for link)    will be available via  ZOOM  – check calendar for dates and see below for link

 PEP Family Recovery Tuesday & every 2nd Thursday Group  7 pm

recurring  FAMILY RECOVERY GROUP PEP MEETINGS….                STAYING CONNECTED! Join Zoom PEP Family Recovery Group Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 0406 4761 Password: 2930737

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U-turn is also now available by ZOOM IN.. starting Tuesday 6:30 pm May 19th, 2020..
 U-turn – Tuesday May 19, 2020
Time: This is a recurring meeting 6:30 pm every second Tuesday ….

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Meeting ID: 967 8552 9790
Password: 0G9dM9

Call Family Support line anytime 780.293.0737


Virtual AGM  – Tuesday  6 pm September 22, 2020  You’re Invited… 

Topic: AGM and Board Election
Time: Sep 22, 2020 06:00 PM Edmonton

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Meeting ID: 780 410 8516
Passcode: 2930737
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Today PEP, a registered charity, continues to provide the community with innovative, professionally facilitated programs 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.

PEP offers support, education and hope with professionally facilitated innovative programming and a support line days/evenings/weekends.

CALL Days/Evenings/Weekends : 780.293.0737 (0PEP)
Together we are stronger!


PEP convenes weekly through professionally facilitated discussion providing insight & direction for parents & families dealing with their child’s substance abuse issues.

Weekly on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm.

Locations Alternate.
Please see our calendar for this week’s Meeting Location.

Bi-Weekly Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm St. Albert NEW Chapter 

Please see calendar for dates and locations…..


Sherwood Park

Strathcona Community Centre
Rm 2,  2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, AB

(google 401 Festival Avenue – Library)
past library turn right at hallway


Sunrise Community Church
3303-37 Street, 2nd floor
Edmonton, AB

** NEW LOCATION ** St. Albert

St. Albert Community Village
(St.Albert Food Bank bldg)
20- 50 Bellerose Drive St. Albert, 2nd floor


The Inukshuk is a symbol of communication and survival.

Each stone is supported by the other – very much like members of a family or community. No one piece is more –  or less – important than the another.

With the support of others, we are more likely to succeed. The Inukshuk reminds us of our need to belong to something greater than ourselves, to invest in our future, and to share the responsibility of our existence in the community.