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Helping men and their families
recover from addiction.

 

If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re in the right place.

We know it may not feel like it right now, but trust us—change can start right here. Since 1992, Fresh Start has been helping individuals and their family members recover from addiction, find the courage to change and learn to use the tools they need to live happy productive lives in recovery.

You can find out more about our programs and our facility here on our website. When you’re ready to make the decision that can save your life, or the life of a person you care about, contact us.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre is accredited through Accreditation Canada, having been peer-reviewed and found to meet the highest level of consistent quality-of-care and protocol in dealing with those we serve.

There’s no better time to start a new life than right now. 

MISSION: “Fresh Start is recovering lives by Housing, Treating and Supporting people affected by addiction”

VISION:“Every Individual - Recovery for Life”

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Men looking for treatment

Men looking for treatment

Providing  a long-term treatment solution uncovering hope and healing through a 12 week intensive program.

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Family Support

Family Members

Offering families and friends the support and recovery tools needed to help their loved ones and themselves.
 

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Employers who want help for employees

Employers who want
help for employees

We facilitate treatment quickly and effectively for the long term health of your employees.


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About Fresh Start Recovery

About Fresh
Start Recovery

Fresh Start is recovering lives by housing, treating and supporting people affected by addiction.
 

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“Where there is life there is hope.” ~ Ron Grover

Feb
Wed

Alumni Birthday Celebration

7:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Feb
Thu

Family Healing Alumni Support Group

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Feb
Sat

Valentines Clean and Sober dance

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Your gift changes lives.

We rely on your time, talents and contributions to help men on their road to recovery.

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FROM OUR BLOG

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For this article, five different professionals who are recovering addicts/alcoholics who had successfully completed Fresh Start’s 12-16 week program were interviewed to get their take on what it’s like to be an alcoholic/addict in a “professional environment”. These professionals include a CA/Comptroller, a Lawyer, an MBA/Systems Analyst, a Wealth Management Specialist and a Petroleum Engineer.

All five of these professionals share things in common; they are all well educated, come from a two parent homes where at least one parent has a university education, a stable job, a home, a car and a family. According to many of the societal yardsticks, they grew up as members of “good families”.

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Many people this year are looking for the newest iPhone, a new couch, or a vacation get-away?  While all those are quite nice, you know from experience that Christmas can ALSO FEEL special when you are part of giving to those who are looking for more hope. This Christmas especially, you can make a huge impact.

At Fresh Start we see the Christmas miracles that you and other’s make happen all the time.... like Tyler who was featured in our 2014 Christmas Message. That year he needed special permission to take his children - Jayne (6) and Jeffrey (5) - to New York to meet his family for Christmas. It was a big deal for all of them as they flew there and then home with hearts full of gratitude for the experience. 

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Charity Intelligence CanadaThe Calgary AwardsDonner Canadian Foundation Awards

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FROM OUR BLOG

Blog post summary picture

For this article, five different professionals who are recovering addicts/alcoholics who had successfully completed Fresh Start’s 12-16 week program were interviewed to get their take on what it’s like to be an alcoholic/addict in a “professional environment”. These professionals include a CA/Comptroller, a Lawyer, an MBA/Systems Analyst, a Wealth Management Specialist and a Petroleum Engineer.

All five of these professionals share things in common; they are all well educated, come from a two parent homes where at least one parent has a university education, a stable job, a home, a car and a family. According to many of the societal yardsticks, they grew up as members of “good families”.

Read more

  

Blog post summary picture

Many people this year are looking for the newest iPhone, a new couch, or a vacation get-away?  While all those are quite nice, you know from experience that Christmas can ALSO FEEL special when you are part of giving to those who are looking for more hope. This Christmas especially, you can make a huge impact.

At Fresh Start we see the Christmas miracles that you and other’s make happen all the time.... like Tyler who was featured in our 2014 Christmas Message. That year he needed special permission to take his children - Jayne (6) and Jeffrey (5) - to New York to meet his family for Christmas. It was a big deal for all of them as they flew there and then home with hearts full of gratitude for the experience. 

Read more

  

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Charity Intelligence has picked the most effective Canadian charities it has found which combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, and improving education.  Evidence shows the 10 CCIF charities all make a significant difference in the lives of Canadians and are likely to be the most effective at changing lives.  Ci’s Director of Research, Greg Thomson, says “if you were investing in companies, you would choose those most likely to give the best return. We’re trying to get the best return in combatting poverty in Canada.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb-22-2017
7:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Feb-23-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Alumni Support Group


Feb-25-2017
8:00 PM –
Feb-26-2017
1:00 AM

Valentines Clean and Sober dance


Mar-02-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

NEW START *Family Healing Program


Mar-02-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Alumni Support Group