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Fresh Start offers an integrated approach of in-house and in-community support to individuals and their families.”
– Jennifer Kent-Charpentier • Program Manager, FSRC

 

The Fresh Start Staff

Fresh Start employs a staff of dedicated and compassionate professionals and volunteers.

Our commitment to the success of our program is reflected in the high standard of our work, and our adherence to our core values. We place a premium on the ethics, education and training that will serve to provide our clients with the best path to recovery. Our professional and volunteer experience is augmented by the fact that a significant number of us are in recovery ourselves, and are proud to serve as examples that change is possible.

Stacey Petersen

Stacey Petersen
Executive Director

Bruce Holstead

Bruce Holstead
Director of Operations

Wayne Steer

Wayne Steer
Director of Fund Development

Kate King

Kate King
Executive Assistant

Pat Cole

Pat Cole
Financial Administrator

Lisa Simone

Lisa Simone
National Communications Director

Jennifer Kent-Charpentier

Jennifer Kent-Charpentier
Program Manager

Nicole Mckenna

Nicole Mckenna
Intake Coordinator & Program Support

Kerry Martens

Kerry Martens
Creative Events Coordinator

Tony Kokol

Tony Kokol
Lead Addiction Counselor

Ian Hipperson

Ian Hipperson
Addiction Counselor

Ian McGregor

Ian McGregor
Addiction Counselor

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg
Addiction Counselor

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

Wayne Porter

Wayne Porter
Lead Supervisor

Kevin McPherson

Kevin McPherson
Head Chef

Grant Clowes

Grant Clowes
Facilities Manager

Dave Mowat

Dave Mowat
Facilities Manager

Connie Rogiani

Connie Rogiani
Administrative Assistant

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FROM OUR BLOG

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Starting May 28th, my goal is to cycle across Canada inspiring others to be vulnerable and ask for help; as well as join the fitness community and live a healthy lifestyle. My route from St. John's to Victoria will incorporate stops along the way at 10 or more treatment centres. I hope to share my story, help make connections to fitness, and donate $1000 to help set up fitness programs in the centres.

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We have been invited to participate in and chosen as one of the recipients of The Calgary Scotiabank Marathon on May 28, 2017. We need your support. Join and show your support to our motley crew, "The Recovery Runners", and help us raise $10,000 for addiction recovery. There are participation levels for everyone; join in the 5 km walk or run, 10 km or half marathon run as well as the kid's marathon.
Every STEP you take will help make a difference for the men and families Fresh Start serves.

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Introducing Connie, the face behind the front desk.She is most in touch with waitlist clients, in-house clients and alumni. The waitlist clients generally number 100 or so and each one of them is required to call daily to let us know how they are doing.  Admittance to the day program, or the residential program, is done from the main waitlist.  We have other waitlists for specific population groups and they are separate from the main list. I talk to many mothers and fathers who are trying to find help for their child and I try to provide them with information that will help. I receive calls from as far away as Nova Scotia. Spend time talking with the parents about our Family Healing Program and how it will help them in their understanding of the addict/alcoholic.  They are grateful for the information I provide. All of these different contacts are satisfying and I am grateful to be of help. I also let all of these contacts know that I am also in recovery and we share and laugh about certain circumstances.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May-25-2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program Alumni


May-27-2017
8:00 PM –
May-28-2017
1:00 AM

Clean and Sober Dance


May-31-2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Jun-08-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

*NEW Start - Family Healing Program


Jun-15-2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program