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Episode 11: Regenesis Centre For Recovery

Rege­n­e­sis Cen­tre For Recovery’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, they aim to cater their pro­gram to those who have his­tor­i­cal­ly been under­served in these areas of health­care. RCR’s man­date is to cul­ti­vate a life-long rela­tion­ship of pos­i­tive sup­port and com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment with each of their clients.

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

Rege­n­e­sis Cen­tre For Recov­ery pri­or­i­tizes the inclu­sion of tra­di­tion­al­ly mar­gin­al­ized groups such as women and gen­der non-con­form­ing peo­ple with intake pri­or­i­ty giv­en to those iden­ti­fy­ing as Indige­nous peo­ples and/​or mem­bers of the 2SLGBTTQ+ com­mu­ni­ty. They serve as an exten­sion to exist­ing addic­tions care by pro­vid­ing a more grad­ual tran­si­tion between tra­di­tion­al pri­ma­ry treat­ment and inde­pen­dent com­mu­ni­ty living. 


  • Cindy Foster, Executive Director

    Cindy Foster (she/her) is the 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 is currently working toward her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, also from the University of Manitoba. Currently, Cindy is working as an Addictions Counsellor and has six years of social service experience including working with high-needs youth. In addition to her duties as the Executive Director, Cindy provides the in-house counselling sessions.