Fresh Start Recovery Centre has reached a milestone – one day at a time, we have achieved 30 years! 


Over the last 30 years, Fresh Start has grown and evolved from a small organization in the south part of Calgary to a community serving clients from across Alberta, the NWT and other parts of Canada.  We now provide treatment and post-treatment services at a number of facilities in Calgary and Lethbridge.  


In our first 30 years, Fresh Start has helped tens of thousands of people – including people directly affected by addiction who are now on their journey of recovery, and encompassing countless family members, employers, friends and community members who have also been impacted. 


We have done this with the support of hundreds of individuals, foundations, companies and government sources. We are eternally grateful for the generous support of our community!  


To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Fresh Start Recovery Centre is launching a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $500,000. The best way to celebrate our history is to set our sights on the future and we are already looking ahead to our 50th anniversary.  Achieving our $500,000 goal will get us started on the next 20 years of providing life-changing service to people affected by addiction.   


We ask all of our supporters to help us celebrate our first 30 years by giving $30…$300…$3,000…$30,000…  

Every gift will help us toward our Vision of Every individual, recovery for life and Mission of recovering lives by housing, treating and supporting people affected by addiction.  


We have received a very generous matching pledge of $200,000 from the Matt Rumpel Family Foundation, Lexus of Calgary, Stampede Toyota, Charlesglen Toyota, Cochrane Toyota, and Lexus of Royal Oak. All donations to the campaign up to the first $200,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. 



With Gratitude, 

Bruce Holstead CCAC 

Executive Director 

Fresh Start Recovery Centre 

Office (403) 387-6266 

Cell: (587) 777-8889 

Fax: (403)235-1532 


To make a donation online please fill out the form on the right or alternatively cheques can be sent to: 

Fresh Start Recovery Centre 

411 41st Ave NE 

Calgary, AB  T2E 2N4 

Attention: Rod Garossino 

If you have any questions, please contact Rod Garossino, Director of Fund Development, at (403) 387-6266 ext. 525, or by email at 


Celebrating our history of changed lives. Join us today as we set our sights on the future!