Peter’s Story: Giving the Gift of Hope

For Peter, choosing to become a Renascent donor and supporter was a simple decision to make. After successfully navigating his own recovery with support from many, Peter decided to give back and help others who are in need.

“It’s all about giving back,” says Peter, who had a successful professional career. “Life is good for me now and has been for a long while, but there was a time when it was pretty bad. I felt that a lot of people who crossed my path were instrumental in helping me turn my life around and learn to live properly.”

No stranger to Renascent, Peter had once been a Renascent volunteer – giving of his time before choosing to support the organization financially.

He had an opportunity to learn about Renascent’s operations and knew that by providing financial support, he was enabling life-saving care through a reputable organization.

“Renascent staff are a very knowledgeable group of people, who truly care about helping and supporting people living with addiction and mental health issues,” says Peter. “I was very confident in their ability to help people and their families recover from the same type of challenges I faced.”

Drawn to Renascent’s commitment to quality and excellence, Peter says that he was particularly attracted to supporting Renascent because it

is an accredited organization. Accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, Renascent meets the highest standard for community-based health organizations.

“The Accreditation really strengthens the case to contribute financially to the organization,” says Peter who is a monthly donor. “I am an advocate for monthly giving because it supports the ongoing operations and financial health of the organization. Monthly giving makes long-term planning possible.”

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Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.