Wish List

This approach and the dedicated staff at Fresh Start offer individuals the best chance for lasting sobriety.
– Jacob M.

The Basic Items:

Immediate need for Razors, shaving cream, stick deodorant, shampoo and body wash

  • Fishing Equipment – Fly Rods and Chest Waders
  • Gift certificates for men and their families;  McDonalds, Burger King,  Starbuck’s, movie theatres, Zoo passes, TELUS Spark, Heritage Park, Event tickets (hockey, football, concerts), iTunes, etc. 
  • Steel toed work boots, running shoes & slippers 
  • New socks & new underwear 
  • Work out clothes – T-shirts, muscle shirts, sneakers, track pants, shorts and weight room gloves 
  • Jeans, casual pants and shorts 
  • Outdoor jackets & hoodies (cleaning your closet? we will take winter jackets) 
  • Outside work attire – work boots, gloves, Fire Retardant (jackets, pants & coveralls), reflective vest and hard hats 
  • Sports Equipment – hockey equipment (sticks, pucks and skates), baseball equipment (cleats, bats & gloves),  Swimming trunks, new yoga mats 
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Reading glasses 
  • Alarm clocks 
  • Recovery related literature (NA-AA) 
  • Bath towels 
  • Journals 
  • Laundry Pods 
  • Fuel Cards 
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Copy Paper 
  • Pens and highlighters 
  • D size Batteries

Kitchen Items:

  • Vitamix Kitchen Blender
  • Coffee (Ground) and  assorted teas
  • Bib aprons (black preferred)
  • To Go Containers
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Pastry display case
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Rubber Maid 18 Gallon Containers with Lids
  • Frying Pans 10″ and 12″
  • Paper Napkins
  • Storage Containers – Cambros & Lids 18 Litre Size

Miscellaneous Items:

  •  Utility knives and measuring tapes
  • 32-foot ladder
  • Portable Air Compressor
  • Sonic Saw, Air Stapler, Utility Hammers
  • Palm Router
  • Crowbars of varying lengths
  • 18 Gauge Brad Nail Gun
  • 50″ Television for Community Room
  • Baker Scaffold
  • Sponsor for printing & binding Family Healing Program Manuals

Community Support Items:

If you have goods or provide a service that you feel would be helpful to Fresh Start and those we serve.  Please contact kate@freshstartrecovery.ca or 403-387-6266.


The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx

Mission Fit

Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation.  That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection.  Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca

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