Regenesis Centre For Recovery

Regenesis Centre for Recovery Inc. (RCR) is a nonprofit organization and registered charity currently preparing to open our doors to provide addiction recovery services for women and non-binary individuals in Winnipeg MB, Canada. 


RCR is Canada’s second only organization developed specifically to address the needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ (2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex/Intergender, Asexual/Agender) community. We are the only organization of this kind in Canada offering live-in addiction recovery services.



Program Concept


RCR is beginning a cutting-edge addiction recovery program called Wraparound Secondary Care (WSC). This community-based and culturally appropriate program is yet to be seen in Manitoba, and will alter the way our province approaches addiction care. RCR’s WSC program will work by filling gaps in existing addiction treatment services within our province through three avenues:


  1. Providing case management services to successful RCR WSC program applicants currently undergoing medical detox and/or primary care and wish to transition to our program following completion of primary treatment
  2. Providing 6-12 months of structured live-in secondary care following typical 30 day primary treatment programs
  3. Maintaining relationships with RCR graduates and providing lifelong mental health and community support free of charge.


Who We Will Serve


Within the RCR community, we are focusing on providing much needed services to those who have been—and continue to be—historically under-resourced in mental health and addictions care in our province and country. This means that our priority will be working with clients who belong to the 2SLGBTQIA+ (2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex/Intergender, Asexual/Agender) community, with priority intake given to those also self-identifying as members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and/or disabled communities.


The RCR Community


RCR will focus on providing a home-like setting for recovery, with emphasis on community connection, positive support, and land-based healing. Our long term goal is to open a multi-residence community on a large parcel of land within the city of Winnipeg, and will include separate residences for the following groups:


  • Women and non-binary individuals
  • Youth
  • Families
  • Men


Our future endeavors for our community will also include constructing a primary treatment facility and a medical detox unit.

What We Do

RCR’s Wraparound Secondary Care (WSC) program will transition members from the end of traditional primary treatment to much needed continued care within our community, with the ultimate goal being successful reintegration into the greater community.


Through a lens of harm reduction and intersectional feminism, RCR will provide a safe, inclusive, and substance-free home for our clients as they work toward their recovery from addiction. We will offer addictions counselling and mental health support, facilitate knowledge and skill-building opportunities, aid in the development of extensive and tailored positive support networks based within the community, provide career and spiritual guidance, and offer lifelong outreach counselling and support services at no cost to graduates.

Why choose Regenesis Centre for Recovery?

  • RCR is one of only two programs in all of Canada specifically focused on members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community
  • Our program has been designed to meet the specific needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled communities, while ensuring a safe space for all participants 
  • We have a strong focus on outreach services, community, and inclusion—clients will not be left without support after graduating from RCR’s program
  • We will encourage our participants to form positive community connections and relationships that work for their individual needs—deviating from the traditional “one size fits all” approach to addiction treatment
  • 100% of our staff and board members belong to at least one of the groups RCR will serve, ensuring policies and programming are relevant and meet the actual, real time needs of all groups
  • 100% of RCR staff has/will have extensive and diverse education and experience in the fields of mental health and addictions, with a focus on meeting individuals where they are at from a harm-reduction and trauma-informed lens
  • RCR’s program will be accessible for all income levels, beliefs, orientations, experiences, etc.

Treatment Process

With a combination of training and education in the mental health field, the RCR team is well equipped to offer a modern, culturally-relevant, and personalized approach to addictions care. RCR offers a client-centered and evidence-based program using trauma informed and intersectional feminist practices. RCR’s staff will employ therapeutic modalities such as motivational interviewing, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and attachment therapy.


Who can apply?


Women and non-binary individuals belonging to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.  Also, you must have already completed a detoxification treatment and primary treatment in another facility/facilities.

How can I apply?

Have you already completed primary treatment at another facility?

Do you identify as a woman or as gender non-conforming?

Do you have an active EIA case number or an alternative form of financing your stay with us?

Download our application and medical clearance form. Please fill out the application yourself or with support. Please see a licensed physician or nurse practitioner to have your medical clearance form completed.

Email, fax, or mail in your application to Regenesis Centre for Recovery.