Category: Alumni


Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files III – Rainy Days Dinner & Dancing in the Rain

He forewarned me about the soggy weather that was making it’s way to Calgary. I woke up to greyer skies than the ‘wet’ coast. It was actually the perfect day to get some extra work

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files – Thunder and Lightening

I was recently texted by a client about my upcoming alumni tour. He writes, “bring your rain jacket – it’s looking like lots of rain and thunderstorms here in Calgary.” My response, “SWEET. This Prairie

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Alumni | Our Program

Ottawa: Cobblestones at the Courtyard

There is a lot of history in this building that we hosted our alumni private event at. The walk through the courtyard reminded me of something you’d feel and see in parts of Europe. It

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Alumni | Our Program

The Impact Hub – Ottawa Support Meeting

It started out as a very interesting day. As I took a walk up to Parliament while I waited for the support meeting to start, I soon realized that there was something major happening. There were

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Our Program | Pieces Written by our Clients

Toronto Rapture Vol. 3

There is something special about digging my Converse kicks into Toronto’s concrete jungle. Another java-induced walk-a-thon. It was about time for the meeting, and my sense of it is to always plan ahead and be

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Our Program

Toronto Rapture Vol. 2

Terroni’s on Adelaide. It’s what we do. The same room, the same rich history, and the same amazing Italian eatery. It wasn’t our biggest gathering in Toronto, but it had the right amount of depth

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Alumni | Our Program

Alumni for Life

It was a long-ish day of traveling (in my world). Two airports, a cab ride, and the trusty pick-up from a client. He makes a joke that the “Queen Mother” should never have to take

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Alumni | Our Program

Arms Wrapped Around the City

It felt like I was running a marathon that cool, rainy, west coast Tuesday afternoon. It was straight from the airport – hotel check-in, and transit bound. No time to spare as I was on

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Alumni | Life at SCHC

Vulnerability and Vagility in Victoria – Part 5

Look up. Look around. Meet people’s gazes with smiles. Be present. I have had a very thought provoking trip in Victoria, BC. I noticed that we often get lost in our phones, in our thoughts,

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Alumni | Life at SCHC

Vulnerability and Vagility in Victoria – Part 4

I’d spent the last few days scampering around the Victoria downtown area. Meetings, Alumni dinners, coffees, and just getting out there on foot. During the many walkabouts, I noticed an overwhelming number of people on

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Alumni | Life at SCHC

Vulnerability and Vagility in Victoria – Part 2

The phone call I got before I had to leave for the Victoria addiction support meeting and it wasn’t one that was easy. It was filled with great sorrow and pain. It was one of

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Alumni | Life at SCHC

Vulnerability and Vagility in Victoria – Part 1

The dinner is usually a time where people share, but they don’t necessarily go very deep. Well, what our Victoria alumni did was paramount to being real. As we went around the room sharing a

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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