About

Our Mission

RCR’s mission is to acknowledge the role of oppression based on identity and its effect on addiction and mental health. By increasing accessibility of trauma-informed care through evidence-based practice, we aim to cater our program to those who have historically been under-resourced in these areas of healthcare. Our mandate is to cultivate a life-long relationship of positive support and community involvement with each of our clients.

Our Values

Inspired by the Greek word, regenesis, meaning renewal or rebirth, we plan to stay true to our name and provide clients at RCR the fresh start that they deserve. Trauma-informed care, compassion, culture, and a supportive community are at the heart of our work, while individualized care and evidence-based practice strongly influences our therapeutic values.

Our Vision

We are a nonprofit live-in recovery facility governed by an active volunteer board of directors. Our vision is to provide care based on four unique pillars:

 

  1. To prioritize the inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups such as women and non-binary individuals from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, with intake priority given to those also self-identifying as members of the BIPOC and/or disabled communities. 
  2. To serve as an extension to existing addictions care by providing a more gradual transition between traditional primary treatment and independent community living. 
  3. To work with various pre-existing organizations by emphasizing and encouraging the development of extensive and external positive support networks specifically tailored to individual wants and needs. 
  4. To provide comprehensive outreach support free of charge to all graduates of the program as well as group meetings and activities to all clients who exit the program for the purpose of building a lifelong supportive relationship.

Our Team

Cindy Foster

 Executive Director

Cindy Foster (she/her) is the founder and driving force behind the organization and fills the Executive Director role at Regenesis Centre for Recovery. Cindy earned a Bachelor of the Arts Double Honours degree in Psychology and Political Studies from the University of Manitoba, and has over a decade of experience working in the social services field including addictions and working with high-needs youth.