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Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (Regional: Manitoba)

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is responsible for providing intervention, rehabilitation, prevention, public information and education services for Manitoba citizens relating to addictions. AFM is responsible for conducting research into the effects of addictions, and in so doing for promoting the health and well-being of present and future Manitobans.

Addictions Ontario (Regional: Kitchener, ON)

A nonprofit, charitable organization representing individuals and facilities providing addiction services. Addictions Ontario has provided leadership in Ontario for excellence in addiction services by developing and promoting quality standards of care, and disseminating information that assists members in effectively meeting the needs of their clients.

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) (Regional: Aurora, ON)

A community-based outpatient substance abuse counselling agency offering community withdrawal management services, assessment and referral, individual and group treatment, problem gambling counselling, counselling for pregnant women, and remedial measures. All programs work with youth, adults, seniors and family members.

Addiction Services of Thames Valley (Regional: London, ON)

A community-based addiction counselling agency offering community withdrawal management and crisis services, assessment and referral, individual and group treatment, problem gambling and gaming counselling, counselling for pregnant women, addiction supportive housing, and remedial measures. All programs work with youth, adults, seniors and family members.

Alcohol Babies Anonymous (National: St. Catharines, ON)

Alcohol Babies Anonymous provides confidential support to families affected by prenatal alcohol brain injuries (FASD). In addition to group meetings and information referral, the organization cooperates with community agencies for public education, advocacy and prevention initiatives related to this disability.

Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre (Local: Ottawa, ON)

A nonprofit charitable organization founded in order to provide community-based treatment services to address the unique issues affecting women coping with substance abuse.

Aventa Treatment Foundation for Women (Local: Calgary, AB)

A Calgary-based non-profit organization which has been providing comprehensive addiction treatment services to women since 1971. They serve adult women who have experienced personal difficulties with ongoing drug, alcohol and gambling addiction problems, as well as extensive histories of abuse, neglect and childhood trauma issues.

Behavioural Health Foundation (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

The Behavioural Health Foundation provides long-term residential programming for men, women, teens, family units and pregnant women experiencing a variety of addiction problems. Dependents of these persons are also accommodated both in residence and in program.

Blue Mountain Rehabilitation (Local: Collingwood, ON)

Offering a private, safe and luxurious rehabilitation centre, this organization works with women who have had many different life experiences and require assistance working through severe and sensitive issues such as addiction and abuse. Working together with a highly qualified and dedicated team, clients can begin working their way towards becoming an independent and dignified individual of society. As a residence retreat, Blue Mountain Rehab offers 30, 60 or 90 day stays and a community of women who work as a team to support one another through this transition and offer continuous support.

Break Free Family Centre (Regional: Etobicoke, ON)

This organization's mandate is to provide care and counselling to youth, young offenders and the community at large, regardless of religious preferences, ethnic background, gender and race. Their goal is to teach and counsel individuals on how they can break the cycle of violence, addiction and self-destructive behaviours and become productive members of society.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (National: Ottawa, ON)

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.

Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (National: Toronto, ON)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (National: Ottawa, ON)

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy neither encourages nor condemns drug use. Rather, CSSDP seeks to reduce the harms caused by drug use and drug policies. As future leaders, they strive toward a just and compassionate society where problematic drug use is treated as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue.

Charlford House Society for Women (Regional: Burnaby, BC)

A supportive recovery home for women coping with the first stage of substance abuse recovery. It provides access to 12-step meetings, facilitates daily group and individual sessions, offers individual nutritional planning, and twice weekly aerobic exercise with a certified instructor.

Chinook Society for Recovering Addicts (Local: Lethbridge, AB)

The society is committed to providing a safe clean environment, at affordable costs, to 12-step groups or any other recovery related parties interested in further enhancing and maintaining their recovery.

Choices For Change (Regional: Stratford, ON)

Choices For Change is a community-based agency providing professional counselling, resources and support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and problem gambling.

Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center (Local: Squamish, BC)

The mission of the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center is to provide a safe and compassionate environment where guests suffering from addictive behaviours or traumatic experiences can receive the tools they need to achieve balance and the integration of body, mind and spirit that are required for healing and wellness.

Community Addiction Services of Niagara (Regional: St. Catharines, ON)

Community Addiction Services of Niagara (formerly the Niagara Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service) was established to provide access to relevant treatment resources for individuals and their families living in the Niagara Region with alcohol and drug concerns.

Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA) (Local: Toronto, ON)

COPA has provided outreach services for older adults looking with addictions for approximately 25 years. Many of their clients have concurrent disorders (substance abuse and mental health issues) as well as issues related to aging and marginalization.

Comox Valley Recovery Centre (Local: Comox, BC)

Provides residential recovery services for men. Residents gain life skills which will assist them in the management of their recovery goals. They offers 28,42 and 60 day programs.

Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)

Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada’s mission is to assist individuals and families throughout Canada in ending financial crises and debt management problems through education and professional counseling. Consolidated Credit is also dedicated to assisting organizations develop and champion financial literacy programs across Canada.

Crossroads Centre Inc. (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)

A complex of four drug and alcohol recovery homes and one administration building with a capacity of forty beds, for men and women, who are in the early stages of substance abuse disorder.

Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART) Ontario (Regional: Ontario)

Provides a number of products and services designed to assist in making the Ontario addictions treatment system more efficient and accessible. The provision of these products and services stems from DART's unique computerized database of Ontario addiction treatment agencies.

Fresh Start Recovery (Local: Calgary, AB)

This organization's goal is to provide a safe and healing environment where individuals and families experiencing addiction can gain support and guidance and become equipped with the tools to sustain and maintain a lasting, comfortable recovery.

From Grief to Action (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

A registered charity, this group provides support and resources to parents, family, and close friends of people with an addiction. They run support groups and also act as a referral centre for other community services.

Groupe Harmonie (Local: Montreal, QC)

Groupe Harmonie provides support services for people age 55 and over who are struggling with addictions such as alcohol, drugs, other substances, or gambling.

Harvest House Ministries (Local: Gloucester, ON)

Harvest House is an addictions treatment centre offering a residential treatment program for people addicted to drugs or alcohol. Program elements include group therapy, spiritual counselling, work therapy, life skills training and educational upgrading.

Hope Place Centres (Local: Halton, ON)

This organization's mission is to inspire hope, provide treatment, and promote recovery for individuals and families experiencing alcohol and drug addiction.

House of Sophrosyne Recovery Programs for Women (Local: Windsor, ON)

The House of Sophrosyne Recovery Programs for Women has both residential treatment and community-based programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children. They also have support programs for family and friends of an addicted woman.

Inuvik Youth Centre (Local: Inuvik, NT)

The Inuvik Youth Centre serves at-risk youth, working to help them gain the confidence, skills, awareness necessary to effectively address the social issues they are facing, while encouraging them to become active, contributing members of their communities.

Iris Addiction Recovery for Women (Local: Sudbury, ON)

Iris Addiction Recovery for Women is a charitable agency, providing support and programming for women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency.

Jean Tweed Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)

A non-medical, community-based substance abuse and problem-gambling treatment facility for women. The centre is a charitable organization that aims to provide counselling and care to assist each woman to restore herself to a meaningful life within her community.

John Howard Society of Durham Region

A social service organization that provides many types of services to individuals and families, including employment, counselling, literacy, anger management, active parenting, needle exchange, and more.

L.I.F.E. Recovery (Local: Vancouver, BC)

L.I.F.E. Recovery rehabilitates women with drug and alcohol addictions and encourages them to live a Christian lifestyle. A large number of graduates continue to live in freedom and remain sober. L.I.F.E. Recovery is a registered charity and depends heavily on sponsorships and donations to carry out its programs.

LifeRing Canada (Local: Victoria, BC)

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an alternative for persons struggling with addiction. They have a three point philosophy: sobriety (100% abstinence from drugs and alcohol); secularity (discussions avoid divisive belief systems like religion or politics); and self-help (creating a personal recovery plan that that is designed by individual participants).

LOFT (Regional: Toronto, ON)

LOFT is a nonprofit, community-service organization dedicated to providing housing and housing support services to the disabled, homeless, or ill. They operate mainly in the Toronto and North York region and have several homes established to meet clients' needs.

MADD Canada (National: Oakville, ON)

MADD Canada's mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. More than 80 chapters undertake public awareness programs, legislative advocacy, and provide services to victims and their families throughout the country.

Native Addictions Council of Manitoba (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

The mission of Native Addictions Council of Manitoba is to provide traditional healing services to our people through holistic treatment of addictions. In addition to a treatment centre called Pritchard House, they also run home-based programs for women and offer outreach and youth services.

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society (Regional: Kaslo, BC)

This organization is a nonprofit, multi-service organization offering a wide range of community-based services. The society's mission is to develop and provide health and social services that enhance the quality of life and capacity for independent living of Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake residents.

Our House (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Our House is an addiction recovery centre with room for 42 male residents. Its sole purpose is to provide an environment where individuals with addictions can embark on a recovery process directed towards a meaningful, productive lifestyle.

Phoenix Society (Regional: Surrey, BC)

The mission of Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society is to encourage and assist British Columbians in achieving personal, family and community health free from substance misuse. The society’s vision of services is guided by current health promotion concepts, a developmental model of recovery and the multi-dimensional model of the therapeutic community, and a whole person/whole systems perspective based on social learning principles.

Psalm 23 Transition Society (Regional: Fraser Valley, BC)

A residential rehabilitation program in the Fraser Valley for men 18 years or older, providing Christian/recovery programs in a clean, safe, structured and supportive environment in which men who are either homeless/addicted can live while preparing to re-enter the community. They are funded entirely through donations.

Quintin Warner House (Local: London, ON)

A branch of Mission Services of London, Quintin Warner House is an addictions treatment centre which consists of a 16-bed residential program for men and a day program for women.

Recovery Acres Society - 1835 House (Local: Calgary, AB)

An alcohol and drug treatment centre offering residential and out-patient programs for adult males who suffer from substance abuse problems.

Renascent (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Renascent offers effective, abstinence-based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Renascent provides treatment for all stages of addiction and also has workplace recovery and family programs.

Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

This organization helps individuals and communities address gambling in a healthy and responsible way.

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Service (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Founded in 1976, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Service is a registered charity serving adults, adolescents and family members affected by chemical and gambling addictions. They provide non-residential, group, and individual treatment, as well as public education, training, and consultation.

Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)

An umbrella organization that gives an opportunity to those female ex-street youth (aged 16-25) who genuinely want to make a change in their lives and who desire to become productive members of the community. It provides housing, life skills and parenting courses, job skills training, and help with drug and alcohol addictions.

Servants Anonymous Society of Surrey (Local: Surrey, BC)

Offering programs, ongoing support, hope, and wholeness to female youth who have been victims of sexual exploitation. They serve young women aged 16-29 with safe housing, educational support, and assistance with recovery from substance abuse to make positive life choices.

Shawn and Drew's 21 Steps to STOP Gambling (National: Calgary, AB)

A nonprofit company specifically aimed at helping individuals and their families recover from gambling derailment.

Simon House Recovery Centre (Local: Calgary, AB)

The society's mission is to restore men to a state of well being by providing a nurturing and safe home where the guidelines of Alcoholics Anonymous may be learned and put into practice over a long period of time.

Sobriety House (Local: Ottawa, ON)

A 20-bed facility for chemically dependent men over sixteen years of age with the aim of rehabilatation. Clients who have successfully completed the program can normally return to society and lead happy, productive, drug and alcohol free lives.

Society for Assisted Cooperative Recovery From Eating Disorders (SACRED) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

SACRED's mission is to support individuals to recover from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating using the addictions model and the highly respected 12-step program.

Society of Living Illicit Drugusers (SOLID) (Local: Victoria, BC)

SOLID challenges traditional client/provider relationships and empowers people who use drugs to implement harm reduction interventions. It is committed to ensuring that drug users have a real voice in programs and policies that affect their lives.

South County Treatment Centre (Local: Lethbridge, AB)

A 21-bed, non-medical co-ed residential facility servicing adults 18 and over. Services include a 28-day alcohol/drug treatment program, a 20-day problem gambling treatment program, and a 6-day relapse prevention program.

Southern Alcare Manor (Local: Lethbridge, AB)

Southern Alcare Manor is a 25-bed recovery house for men and women who have a sincere desire to abstain from alcohol, drugs or gambling and require a stable living environment during recovery. Clients are expected to actively participate in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous and other community-based recovery groups.

Spectra Community Support Services (Local: Brampton, ON)

Spectra Community Support Services is a non-profit, multicultural organization providing free, caring and confidential distress lines and support services in several languages for the diverse population of the Region of Peel and surrounding area.

STEPS Society for Permanent Recovery (Local: Richmond Hill, ON)

STEPS' mission is to create a safe, self-sustaining community environment that contains and facilitates successful long-term recovery for those addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Its primary goal is to return the power and responsibility for healing back to the individuals who comprise the recovery community, using outside professionals when required and in partnership with like-minded individuals and services in the wider community.

Stop Chewing Tobacco (National)

A not-for-profit community designed to help people stop chewing tobacco through spreading awareness, and providing information, support and the answers needed to quit chewing tobacco for good.

Sunrise Native Addictions Services Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

Sunrise Native Addictions Services has provided Aboriginal-based programs in the community since 1974. They help men, women, and their families recover from the destructive effects of alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions.

Suntrac Community Addictions Treatment (Local: Hamilton, ON)

Suntrac is a community day/evening treatment program to help men overcome their abuse of alcohol and drugs. They offer assessment, pretreatment, a core program (day or evening times available), aftercare, and individual counselling support.

Teen Challenge Canada (National: London, ON)

Teen Challenge Canada operates faith-based residential treatment facilities for women and men struggling with chemical addiction and other life-controlling issues.

Triage (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Triage provides housing and support to homeless people with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges. They offer a safe, supportive environment for people while working with them to develop a plan for the future.

VETS Canada (National: Halifax, NS)

VETS Canada’s mission is to attempt to facilitate moving the veterans in need of help from the streets or shelters into affordable housing (if available). We also connect the veterans with needed health care, help them access the benefits and services from other organizations such as Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion and support them in finding suitable employment

Wagner Hills (Local: Langley, BC)

Wagner Hills is a Christian organization with a ministry primarily directed to men with addictive lifestyles. It is open to men seeking freedom from abuse and addiction of all kinds, including sexual addiction. Wagner Hills focuses on a discipleship model with the goal of raising men up as leaders.

Watari (Local: Vancouver, BC)

A community-based, nonprofit society, Watari has offered services to at-risk youth and families since 1986. These include alcohol and drug, individual and group treatment services, counselling services, community development, and training.

Westminster House Recovery Centre for Women (Local: New Westminster, BC)

Westminster House Recovery Centre for Women is an abstinence-based residential treatment centre for women located in the heart of New Westminster, BC. Support and treatment is offered to women who come from all socio-economic backgrounds. Westminster House offers both residential and after-care services.

Women’s Addiction Recovery Mediation (WARM) (Local: Fort Erie, ON)

Women’s Addiction Recovery Mediation is a nonprofit, charitable, support and referral service for women who are either chemically dependent or dealing with the addiction issues of a family member. Their format is designed to provide hope and reduce shame and isolation.