Testimonials

"I was just driving by your location and saw wood for sale. Entered the driveway and could see that this was not just wood for sale but youths were manding a welcome under a tent. Inside was a charity garage sale. Such happy faces of young in motion... doing something they loved. They went out of their way to help me and directed me to Chris Graham. I wanted to buy a truck load of wood for the winter. Within 3 hours I got my wood delivered and stacked. All by 3 wonderful kids , Toby and Chris. I’m conversation - we all had a lot in common. Today I found new friends and will join you On the Odd Squad team.!!!!"
– Anonymous
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"I was getting involved with the wrong people and you showed me some things that changed my perspective on my life at the time. You also helped me get back to school at CABE and helped me get in touch with a PLEA social worker. The things that you did for me have shaped my life into what it is now and i just wanted to reach out and say how grateful I am for that."
– Anonymous
Jarvis Web Solutions Ltd.
"I understand more than ever the effects of drugs. Hearing and watching the accounts of people who have become addicted was powerful and seeing how desperately they wanted kids to know what really happens was even more powerful."
– OSP Substance Abuse Presentation Participant
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"I plan to go to UBC. I want to study pediatric and adolescent psychology and addiction. It was people like you who have inspired me to help others; and I deeply appreciated that you take the time to educate. Without this kind of vital education, I could have made the wrong choice."
– Grade 7 student, Coquitlam School District
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"The Delta School District is grateful for the support that Odd Squad Productions has provided to us over the past several years. Doug and his team have tailored presentations on Anti-drug and gang lifestyle presentations to our Secondary School Students and have had a huge impact year over year. Most recently, working with our School Liaison Officers from the Delta Police, all Delta Secondary School Students have had the 3 Part Series on Fentanyl presented to them. Student feedback has been very positive and the series clearly sustained discussions at the school and classroom level long after the presentations were over. Odd Squad Productions are first class resources that provide timely and age appropriate information that fits perfectly within our School District's Prevention Framework. Their services come with our highest recommendation."
– Brad Bauman, Assistant Superintendent, Delta School District
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"Dear Doug,

Thanks for passing this along. 

I know why you do what you do, and so does the Squad, the board, our sponsors and supporters . . . hopefully some of the public too.

But it’s really nice to get direct specific feedback about individual kids who have been helped by you and Odd Squad.

Sometimes we get questions from granting agencies, etc. about “measurables” and “quantifiable results”. 

I can be hard to prove a negative, but you have done it.

Very gratifying, touching email.

Well deserved.

Congrats, and thank you."
– Lower Mainland High School Teacher
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"This was a very unique and interesting presentation on drugs, though quite intense. In previous years, all of the talks at school on drugs have been rather boring - I have been told 'these are examples of drugs, don't do them even if your friends want you to'. However, this session was interactive (where students were asked why people do drugs and we posted our responses), and rather than telling us not to do drugs, they showed us. The intensity of the presentation showed us first hand the consequences of substance abuse and how they truly can take over your life. Furthermore, the presentation was unique in that it changed my perception of drug addicts. The societal stigma attached to them makes them out to be horrible, violent people. But when they were asked if they could be filmed to help youth, they were all for it. That really resonated with me."
– OSP Substance Abuse Presentation Participant
Jarvis Web Solutions Ltd.
"Hi Doug, I watched your presentation at our Middle School. I’m almost 13 years old and I’m in seventh grade. I suffer from anxiety, ADD and depression. I wanted to share with you my experience with loved ones and their choices with drugs; and thank you for your educational presentation.

About three years ago, I was a gymnast with ___Club gymnastics. My coach had just helped my learn a new skill. She was the best and most caring coach (in my opinion) that I’ve ever had. A few days later, she had overdosed on a drug with fentanyl. The same Starbucks bathroom that I had used an hour before this afternoon’s assembly. At first I didn’t understand why she would do this to herself; as she always seemed happy and healthy, both mentally and physically. I understand that this person was not educated.

My uncle died before I was born due to lung cancer caused by cigarette smoking. I was aware of this as a child and developed a fear of people who smelled, smoked, or even talked about cigarettes often. I thought that if I smelled cigarettes I would become addicted and die a horrible and painful death. I realize now that I had been having this belief due to lack of education on this topic. I still get anxious smelling cigarettes, but now after lots of learning I understand what drugs really do.

My grandfather died in August. He had been horribly addicted to alcohol, and gave my father a lot of issues from the way he acted around him. My biological dad was impulsive and struggled finding his purpose in life. He became a detective in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa, pretty much doing the same job you described you have done. He went undercover and investigated drug heists. Not long later, he was stabbed six times. If he hadn’t gotten to the hospital in time, I would have NEVER been born.

It saddens me to see the ignorant choices youth just like me have made. I’ve been offered a vape. I’ve been attempted to be brainwashed by my peers to believe that this is cool. I used to think, maybe I shouldn’t think that cigarettes are harmful, and maybe my uncles death was a fluke, or a made up story. Without this kind of vital education, I could have made the wrong choice. Went down the wrong path. Chose to put my health and other’s in danger. And that is why I am so grateful for people who do what you do.

I plan to go to UBC. I want to study paediatric and adolescents psychology and addiction. It was people like you who have inspired me to help others; and I deeply appreciated that you take the time to educate."
– Anonymous
Jarvis Web Solutions Ltd.
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