Recovery Week BC

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Recovery Week BC – Overcoming Addiction

To celebrate and commemorate a Year of Recovery, Join us for the Recovery Capital Conference on September 6th and 7th, and Recovery Day BC on September 8th, 2018.

Recovery Day BC

Whether you are in recovery, an ally to someone who is in recovery, or you just think that sobriety is awesome – come on out! Everyone is welcome to celebrate recovery from addiction.

This is a substance-free, wicked-awesome and family-friendly event all in one. Part music festival, part carnival, part educational event: Recovery Day BC is a celebration, a rally, a memorial for those lost, and a tool to raise awareness for recovery while reducing the stigma of addiction recovery.

Recovery Day BC, 2018 FEATURING:

  • Headliner Matthew Good, free concert at 4pm
  • 20,000 Attendees
  • 90 Booths and Vendors
  • Canada’s largest Mental Health and Addiction Wellness Health Expo
  • Special Guest Performances & Street Acts
  • Live Music
  • Kids Zone
  • Memorial Site
  • TEDx Style Speaker Tent

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

The Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will be nationwide, taking place in Western Canada and Toronto. Don’t miss out in 2018, register now.

Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will feature leading international researchers, clinicians, and policymakers.

To learn more about Recovery Capital, please visit this link  What is Recovery Capital?

Recovery Week is for all to participate, healthcare professionals and employers will want to learn about Recovery Capital and how it can help their employees and patients with substance use issues.  Addiction costs the Canadian Economy hundreds of millions of dollars, recovery not only saves lives but also money.

People in recovery, their families, and the general public are also invited to celebrate Recovery Week, it’s a rally, a celebration, and a place to meet people and service providers.

Stay tuned to up to date information on Facebook –

A Year Of Recovery

Year of Recovery – overcoming addiction and mental health

Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Honourable Judy Darcy supports #YearOfRecovery, to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and addiction, build recovery capital and help stop overdoses. Recovery Week BC runs from September 3rd to September 8th.

Posted by Recovery Capital Conference of Canada on Thursday, May 24, 2018

 

For many years people in recovery have been mobilizing to inspire hope that recovery from addiction is possible, a lesson learned from our First Nations Community, where elders are commonly asked how to manage life, from their lived experience, the recovery community also relies on that lived experience to do what is thought by many, overcome addiction.  Recovery Week BC and other community initiatives including Clean Sober and Proud will help people connect with their community.

Millions of Canadians live in long-term recovery.   These lived experiences are ready to help with the current overdose crisis.

“It is time to change the tone of the dialogue on addiction. Many of us know someone who suffers from active addiction, and can speak from personal experience about how difficult it is to access services and supports. Our approach towards the issue must change to reflect key principles of recovery. The key findings of the report released [in May] highlight the benefits of recovery: the enhanced quality of life, improved relationships and more stable employment, among many others. It is now up to all of us to take this information and translate it into action to ensure that those positive outcomes are available to all who are in active addiction,” says Rita Notarandrea, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction (CCSA).

For more details on Recovery Week BC, please call 604-525-9771