The D.A.R.E. BC Society is a Canadian registered charity whose purpose is to empower the children of British Columbia with the critical thinking and life skills necessary to choose a drug-free life. The Society's primary mission is to support the RCMP's delivery of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program to BC's Grades 5 and 6 school children.
The Society was established over decade ago in the community of Prince George, BC. Since its inception well over 100,000 BC school children have taken D.A.R.E., making D.A.R.E. by far the most comprehensive and widely delivered youth drug prevention program in BC. At present, over 250 police officers teach D.A.R.E each year to 16,000 Grade 5 and 6 school children in over 100 BC communities. D.A.R.E. has become the foundation of the RCMP's Community Prevention Education Continuum which is a community-lead, police-assisted, comprehensive drug prevention strategy encompassing youth from Kindergarten through to Grade 12.