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  • Donors and Award Winners Honoured at Guardian Angel Celebration

    Spirits were high on October 18, at Renascent’s 2022 Guardian Angel donor recognition event. Over 100 attendees celebrated both the generosity of donors and the recipients of two major awards in Renascent’s first in-person award celebration since before the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has posed some nearly insurmountable challenges for the communities we serve,” noted Renascent … Continued


    Brittany’s Story: Dedication to the “Magic” of Recovery

    ‘Magic’ is the word Addictions Counsellor, Brittany McDonald uses to describe the life-changing work that happens at Renascent Graham Munro Treatment Centre (Munro Centre). Having cared for hundreds at Munro Centre, Brittany knows it is the willingness of clients to receive help, coupled with the unparalleled skill and commitment of staff, which makes this ‘magic’ … Continued


    Giuseppe’s Story: A revelation and a recovery grounded in perseverance

    It’s impossible to know by just looking, the number of twists and turns that make up a person’s recovery journey. This is true for Renascent’s own Giuseppe Mercuri. After nine overdoses and ten stints in treatment, this year Giuseppe is celebrating eight years in recovery and seven years as a Renascent addictions counsellor. Giuseppe remembers … Continued


    Christie’s Perspective: Step 8

    Christine, Renascent Alumna Step 8 seemed terrifying when I began my journey. I knew I had done a lot of harm, but I hadn’t been willing to look at it too closely. I entered Renascent a completely broken woman who was willing to do anything for my recovery. I made a commitment to my sponsor … Continued


    Sue’s Story: A Dose of Humility Brought Plenty Freedom

    By Sue F, Renascent Alumni HUMILITY (noun); TO BE FREE from pride and arrogance (Meaning taken from Webster’s dictionary) a. Pride (noun); self satisfaction in one’s achievements 2. Self esteem b. Arrogance (noun); an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assessments  When I volunteered to write about humility, I needed … Continued