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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

Tony Kokol

Tony Kokol
Lead Addiction Counselor

Ian Hipperson

Ian Hipperson
Addiction Counselor

Ian McGregor

Ian McGregor
Addiction Counselor

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Brad Morrison
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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I am an alcoholic. I drank alcoholically all the time. That is an excellent name for my condition. It helps to know the name of the problem, but it does not fix it. I have to have a spiritual awakening to fix it, and I can achieve that by doing the steps. The steps have one promise and one promise only. The result of these steps is a spiritual awakening. That will fix the alcoholic problem.

I suffer from Narcissistic Injuries all the time. That is an excellent name for my sensitive nature. Narcissistic Injury – a psychological term - taking personally utterly indifferent and objective events. I do that when my sense of self is fragile and when I depend on life going my way all the time. It helps to have a name, but that does not fix it. I have to do something to fix it.

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I am humbled daily by the courage of others who despite their fears make a choice to live in the solution.  This is why I continue to work at Fresh Start Recovery Centre, I have seen people make these changes and am grateful to be a part of this bigger process.

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On February 14, 2013 I updated my Facebook status to say how good life was and how lucky I am to have met the man of my dreams and how grateful I am for having two healthy beautiful kids. Just three short hours later, my world came crashing down when I learned that my husband was addicted to methamphetamines.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr-25-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Apr-26-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Apr-30-2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Annual Panel Discussion/AGM


May-03-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


May-10-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program