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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 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

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg
Addiction Counselor

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins
Outreach Coordinator

Andrew "AJ" Jenkins

Jill Drader
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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As many of you know, we have started our social enterprise venture by joining the ranks of the awesome food trucks here in Calgary.   We are kicking off our first full season and would like to give our supporters the first opportunity at booking us.  Last year we served at many private events as well as workplace lunch and learns. This is a great way to introduce your coworkers and community to the gifts of recovery and the Fresh Start movement.  They will be able to enjoy a recovery themed meal and they will know that when they eat with us, they are DOING GOOD with all profits helping more men and families get well. 

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We ARE a community that shows up for one another –whether you are a donor, supporter, family member, resident, alumni, volunteer, board member, staff or friend of Fresh Start - - this movement is about the tapestry of lives woven together to make lasting change… and change we are making. In ourselves, in others, in this city and country.

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The journey of addiction IS someone’s dark night of the soul… the journey of recovery asks us all to cast a light upon the silence, the shame and the stigma... and that takes courage.  We need you and your support to courageously shine the light. You have an opportunity to cast out the darkness.  You have an opportunity to be someone for someone. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Stampede BBQ

Jul-12-2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

411 41st Ave NE

YAHOOO - Stampede is almost here and so is one of our favorite events to host! We are rounding up all of our friends, family, colleagues, and community partners to come on down and join us for our Annual Stampede Barbeque lunch on Friday July 12, 2019. All are welcome to attend.

Great food, friends, conversations, music by The Tumbleweeds and some barn yard animals brought in by Butterfield Acres. We will even have a clown for the little (and big) people to enjoy.

Fresh Start Recovery Centre
411 - 41st Avenue NE, Calgary
11:00am - 2pm

For further information or to RSVP, please contact kate@freshstartrecovery.ca