Giving back to a community that gave so much to me has been extremely rewarding.

Sept. 30 is officially Recovery Day in Victoria.

Mayor Dean Fortin made the proclamation Thursday, making Victoria the second city in Canada behind Vancouver to recognize the success of addictions treatment.

“It really is about celebrating recovery,” said Susan Donaldson, addictions counsellor and the driving force behind the declaration.

Exciting news! First ever LifeRing meeting starts Friday August 3rd at 1 Kenneth Place (look for alley to the right of building and LifeRing signage)

For more information on the Duncan group e-mail Jonas at

Lot's of people ask what kind of venues to we hold our meetings in, so here is an exmaple of our Friday night group in Victoria, BC.


A new meeting will begin at the Victoria Native Friendhsip Center on Thursday July 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Victoria Native Friendship Center. For more information go here.

This is very exciting news for LifeRing Canada as our first meeting in Nanaimo begins June 24th at the Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community. This meeting is open to everyone and will take place every Sunday evening from 7:15pm.

For more information on this meeting or the Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community facility please call 250.758.5611 or go to

LifeRing Canada, with the assistance of the University of Victoria's Department of Psychology, has developed the LifeRing Canada Facilitator Training Program. The first training is FREE and will take place in Victoria on the weekend of May 26/27 from 9am - 3pm.

LifeRing Canada Board of Director; Research Chair and Instructor at Camosun College in Victoria, Dr. Michelle Bass interviewed for current research project she is collaborating with UVic Department of Psychology on.

To hear the interview between Dr. Woodin and CBC Radio Host Gregor Craigie go here.

Michael Walsh is speaking at the request of the UVIC Faculty of Social Sciences. The talk is March 22nd, 2012 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the MacLauren Building D110. The talk will be focused around LifeRing Secular Recovery's philosphy and how it works for those who struggle with substance misuse and addictions.


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