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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

Jennifer Kent-Charpentier

Gillian Baay
Events Coordiantor

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

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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In the last couple of weeks, Fresh Start has been blessed with three really exciting pieces of news that we would like to share with you. 

 

1. Charity Intelligence Canada has recognized Fresh Start as being a Top 10 Impact Charity in Canada for the fourth year in a row based on the high Social Return on Investment (SROI) that Fresh Start delivers to community. Click here for full announcement. This kind recognition is based on performance that doesn’t happen in isolation. It is the work of an entire community coming together to be bigger than the sum of the parts. These parts include:

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Our tag line is “Eat Good. Do Good” and that is exactly what our social enterprise food truck and soon to be café is doing. Serving up recovery themed items such as “The Dr. Bob (bacon burger) and The Bill Wilson (cheeseburger)” named after Alcoholics Anonymous’ founders; when you eat here you are doing more than just purchasing a meal, you could be saving a life.  The food truck is part of a social enterprise project under Fresh Start Recovery Centre's umbrella with all profits generated going back into helping more men and families get well from the disease of addiction.

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Tuesday I became a dad.  Yesterday was my one year anniversary with my amazing and supportive wife.  Today is my first Father's  Day with our five day old baby girl Zoey and on Tuesday we will be purchasing a condo in Hawaii (yes Hawaii) where we moved a few months ago.  To say my life is a miracle is an understatement; and with the gift I have an opportunity to share it with others in hopes of helping, inspiring,or perhaps creating a little more ease in ones life.  If you are struggling - I get it. I did too.  For most of my life.  What I know is that you have to want this.  With a true desire to change your life, a support system and a higher power - you can and will get better.  I offer you how i worked the steps as you must do the work also to get better.  Faith without works in dead. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov-15-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Nov-21-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Nov-22-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Nov-29-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Dec-07-2018
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Christmas Open House