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

PEP is respecting the physical distancing required and yet we are staying connected with our PEP families. You ARE NOT Alone!

UPDATE March 24th  11:30 am ALL upcoming  Family Recovery support meetings until further notice  (except U-turn) will be available via teleconference calls  as per scheduled meeting dates/times on calendar.  Instructions: Dial in number 780.421.1483 Participant Conference Call Access Code 9088721 #  Enter the dial in number and follow the prompts . When prompted enter the Access code and #key.  In the event you are not connected, stay on the line for TELUS assistance.  If you require assistance during the conference press * and 0 for TELUS assistance.

U-turn is available by calling the Support Line 780.293.0737 or email  for email instructions to connect to  lead facilitator Shannon.

Check regularly for updates..  Call Family Support line anytime 780.293.0737



AGM Tuesday June 2, 2020 6 pm Sherwood Park, PEP meeting to follow

Together we rebuild hope for families...

Donate Now to Help a Family in Crisis

You Are Not Alone...

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.